“Fascinating but often frustrating” and “too sloppy with the facts to succeed” and full of “baffling errors that threaten to undermine her entire book,” is how writer Michelle Goldberg describes Vanessa Grigoriadis’s new book, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus, in an early September review in…
Sexual assault at universities is tied to some major American social issues of the day. Feminism. Intersectionality. Privilege. Factual feelings. Campus liberalism. The alt-right backlash. Transgender bathrooms (some have argued they must be shut down to protect women from being assaulted by libidinous perverts).…
Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled that she’d like to overhaul the Obama-era enforcement mandates of Title IX “quickly,” and remarked in a stakeholders meeting that she’d also like to help victims of assault and those who have been falsely accused of rape. This rhetoric came on the heels of her meeting
A new lawsuit filed on behalf of a Stanford University graduate student accuses the university of ignoring multiple sexual assault allegations against one male student between 2011 and 2014. The lawsuit describes him as a “known sexual predator on campus.”
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and a number of well-known Canadian authors have drawn the ire of the Canadian literary community after signing an open letter addressed to the University of British Columbia. The letter concerns the firing of former UBC Creative Writing chair and best-selling writer Steven Galloway…
The University of Missouri’s Delta Upsilon fraternity was suspended in late September after members shouted racial slurs at students who are a part of the group Legion of Black Collegians. It turns out the Mizzou chapter was already under disciplinary probation for issues with drinking and allegations of assault.
The University of South Florida in Tampa has temporarily suspended its chapter of Pi Kappa Phi after a 16-year-old girl reported that she was raped while unconscious in the fraternity’s house.
At the University of Michigan, two students have filed lawsuits over an alleged sexual assault that took place at a fraternity party in January. One lawsuit, filed by the alleged perpetrator, asks a federal court to strike down the Michigan’s ruling that he violated the university’s policy on sexual misconduct. His…
In a lawsuit filed against William Paterson University in New Jersey, Marquesa Jackson-Locklear alleged that her 21-year-old daughter Cherelle Jovanna Locklear killed herself after the university failed to properly investigate her rape.
Earlier this week, Cecilia Carreras, a student at the University of Richmond, published an essay on the Huffington Post contributor’s network in which she detailed her sexual assault and the university’s response. In the post, “There’s a Brock Turner in All of o(UR) Lives,” Carreras alleges that she was raped by in an…
In an op-ed for the Harvard Crimson, an anonymous rape survivor writes of her alleged attack on the university’s campus and its subsequent aftermath. “Harvard could have helped me afterwards,” she writes, “and they didn’t.”
On Tuesday, former University of Minnesota student Daniel Drill-Mellum was sentenced to six years after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal sexual assault. The former fraternity brother and ex-intern for Minnesota governor Mark Dayton will also be placed on the sexual offender registry for life.
Nate Parker, the director of the forthcoming film The Birth of A Nation posted a statement to Facebook about the 2012 death of the woman who accused him of rape in a 1999 trial that is now coming to light ahead of the film’s release.
On St. Patrick’s Day of 2014, now-former University of Colorado student Austin Wilkerson told onlookers that he was assisting a drunk woman at a party, telling her friends he would help her home. He’s since been convicted of raping this woman, but he’ll serve no jail time.
The mysterious “student conduct violation” that kept WRs Antonio Callaway and Treon Harris away from the Gators all spring was revealed by ESPN to be an accusation of sexual assault by a female University of Florida student. But that’s just the start of the news today.
Nikki Glaser’s Comedy Central show Not Safe usually focuses on the sexual exploits people are shy to talk about openly, but on Tuesday, she dedicated a segment to the subject most universities don’t want to admit is event happening: campus rape.
On Monday, the anonymous Twitter account Raped at Spelman sent out a series of tweets alleging that she had been raped by four Morehouse College students. “This is my freshmen year at Spelman [College] and my last year because I decided to leave after what happened to me,” the user tweeted.
“Jackie,” the UVA student at the center of the discredited, retracted campus rape story from Rolling Stone, must testify in a defamation lawsuit against the magazine, a judge has ruled. Jackie’s attorneys had argued that the woman would be “re-traumatized” if she were compelled to be deposed in the suit.
Lawyers representing “Jackie,” the University of Virginia student who became the subject of a retracted, controversial Rolling Stone piece, are asking a judge to cancel her scheduled deposition. According to her lawyers, Jackie, who says she was a victim of gang rape, will be “re-traumatized” if she is required to…