College Rankings Should Reflect How a School Handles Rape

College rankings are very much bullshit, obviously — but by far the most bullshit aspect of them is the fact that at least half of our nation's Top 10 Schools have a history of utter ineptitude at handling sexual assault. It doesn't matter how high an institution's median SAT score is: if students are getting away with … » 4/14/14 2:40pm 4/14/14 2:40pm

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

FSU Investigates Jameis Winston, Charges 2 Teammates In Rape Case

Weeks after leading the Florida State Seminoles to a national championship, quarterback Jameis Winston was quietly interrogated by university administrators, and two of his teammates were brought up on school conduct charges related to allegations that Winston raped a fellow student, according to a source with… » 4/03/14 12:18pm 4/03/14 12:18pm

Colleges Would Rather Save Their Own Asses Than Stop Rape

If the recent spate of federal suits filed against college administrations for mishandling sexual assault reports has taught us anything, it's that many institutions of higher learning are woefully under-equipped and inept when it comes instituting, and then effectively wielding, an effective sexual assault and… » 4/01/14 3:10pm 4/01/14 3:10pm

This Sexual Assault Survivor's Letter to Harvard Is a Punch in the Gut

An anonymous Harvard student writes about her sexual assault and the complete lack of help that the Harvard administration gave her. Entitled, "Dear Harvard: You Win," the open letter heartbreakingly portrays the indifferent and perfunctory way with which America's Best University dealt with her assault. » 3/31/14 5:30pm 3/31/14 5:30pm

Title IX's Other Effects: Do Sports Make Women Less Religious?

How does playing a sport in high school affect a woman after she has graduated? We know from Betsey Stevenson's 2010 study in The Review of Economics and Statistics that female former high school athletes tend to go further in school and make more money. But what about the effects on a woman's social life? Does she… » 3/04/14 3:30pm 3/04/14 3:30pm

Northwestern Star Professor Accused of Sexual Assault, Nothing Happens

In February of 2012, a 19-year-old female student at Northwestern University alleged that tenured and highly popular philosophy professor Peter Ludlow sexually assaulted her after driving her to an off-campus art show, illegally plying her with alcohol, making a series of sexual advances that she repeatedly declined,… » 2/24/14 4:30pm 2/24/14 4:30pm

Inside the Student Activist Movement: Tufts and Sexual Violence

It'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… » 2/19/14 5:00pm 2/19/14 5:00pm

Dartmouth Student Encourages Rape of Classmate on Anonymous Site

A Dartmouth College student has been identified and is being disciplined by the school for writing an anonymous post on the campus site Bored at Baker that encouraged the rape of a fellow student. » 2/07/14 3:00pm 2/07/14 3:00pm

University of Akron Might Have Plagiarized Its Sexual Assault Policies

Plagiarism on campus: not just for over-caffeinated students the throes of finals week desperation any more! Apparently, it's also an attractive option for college administrators at University of Akron in Ohio, who seemingly lifted several sections of their own sexual assault policy guide directly from other colleges.… » 2/05/14 7:00pm 2/05/14 7:00pm

Attention Soccer Moms: 14-Year-Olds Are Getting Full College…

Who knows what you were you doing in the eighth grade, but these days 14-year-olds are locking in four year college scholarships. Colleges and universities are receiving more dollars for women's sports, but coaches say they don't have enough talent to fill the spaces — so they're literally searching the school yards. » 1/27/14 1:35pm 1/27/14 1:35pm

New Campus Rape Bill Written With Help From Sexual Assault Survivors

Legislation introduced in California today will revise the state's Education Code, mandating that reports of Part 1 violent crime — a category that includes crimes like rape, hate crimes and aggravated assault — received by college campus police must be immediately passed on to the police department, unless the victim… » 1/06/14 6:45pm 1/06/14 6:45pm

Student Suspended for 'Public Lewdness' After Reporting Rape

In 2010, Rachel Bradshaw-Bean — 17 at the time — was raped in the band room of her Texas high school, Henderson High. When she reported the assault to the assistant band director, he told her to "work it out with the boy." Two days later, she and a friend tried to report the assault to the assistant vice principal. She… » 12/23/13 5:30pm 12/23/13 5:30pm

Girls and Boys Can Play the Same Sports, Says Reasonable British Lady

There's no real reason girls and boys need to be segregated into different sports when they're young. In fact, according to a British lecturer, splitting up boys and girls into gendered athletic activities may instill nascent gender prejudices so that we can still have endless NFL Sunday Ticket commercials in which a… » 12/22/13 1:30pm 12/22/13 1:30pm

Colleges Are Doing A Shitty Job Of Hiring Female Coaches

Over the past 40 years, Title IX has given college women incredible opportunities to participate in organized sports. But curiously/depressingly, as the number of women's teams — and, by extension, opportunity to coach those teams — has grown, the number of female coaches hired continues to shrink. American… » 12/20/13 1:15pm 12/20/13 1:15pm