Inside the Student Activist Movement: Tufts and Sexual ViolenceAlexandra Flanagan and Phoenix Tso2/19/14 5:00pmFiled to: rape rapetitle ixsexual assaulttufts universitycollege305EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt's February 2014. Thanks to a number of survivor-activists, the media has thrust the issue of sexual assault on college campuses into the mainstream. The Department of Education has received federal complaints against, investigated, and/or is in the process of investigating numerous American colleges and universities, including Yale, UNC, USC, Occidental, Dartmouth,UConn, Emerson, Amherst, Carnegie Mellon, Hanover College, and Penn State over their sexual assault policies' and procedures' alleged non-compliance with the Clery Act and/or the Title IX statute. Even so, universities continue to operate with varying degrees of ineffectiveness, such as when Yale makes the news for calling rape "nonconsensual sex" punishable by "written reprimand." The number of complaints received, as well as media attention around them have spurred a response from President Obama himself, who signed a memorandum in late January 2014 creating a taskforce to address campus sexual assault from the highest echelons of government.