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Columbia Student Accused of Rape Speaks Publicly for the First Time

Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz's project Carry That Weight has galvanized both her college peers and the nation at large. Her story has been a linchpin for a year that brought about a dramatic increase (for better and worse) in reporting and conversations about sexual assault at college. Now, her alleged… » 12/22/14 12:50pm 12/22/14 12:50pm

Los Angeles Times Was Wrong to Retract Article on Rape at Occidental

On March 14, 2014, The Los Angeles Times issued a retraction of an article in which reporter Jason Felch stated that Occidental College failed to disclose 27 sexual assaults in its 2012 Annual Security Report (ASR). The retraction states that "Occidental representatives approached the Times early this month to seek a… » 4/08/14 4:20pm 4/08/14 4:20pm

Reminder: Getting Drunk Doesn't Cause Rape to Magically Appear

In recent weeks, much virtual ink has been spilled debating the role of alcohol in on campus sexual assaults. Should women stop drinking, because many rapes are committed against intoxicated women? Should women stop knowing men, since many rapes are committed by men who are known to the women? Should women just...… » 10/29/13 2:30pm 10/29/13 2:30pm