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Ken Starr Faceplants When Confronted With Email Showing He Was Told About Rape At Baylor

The Ken Starr (yes, that Ken Starr) image rehabilitation tour has begun, with Starr joining the calls for transparency from Baylor’s Board of Regents. He’s urging the regents to release the full Pepper Hamilton report into how Baylor created a culture so blind that administrators believed rape “doesn’t happen here”…

In Open Letter, Kenyon College Alum Accuses School of Mishandling His Sister's Alleged Rape 

On Monday, Kenyon College alum Michael Hayes published an open letter to his alma mater regarding the alleged rape of his sister, a current student. In the letter, shared on Facebook over 800 times, Hayes claimed Kenyon dropped his sister’s case despite overwhelming evidence of a nonconsensual encounter—including…

Why Is The University Of Chicago's Wrestling Coach Supporting Alleged Child Molester Dennis Hastert?

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last October to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals, and will be sentenced to up to five years in prison by a federal judge later this week. But behind this technical-sounding crime is something truly horrific: According to the feds, the…

'They're Emboldening My Rapist': Sexual Assault Victims at BYU Are Investigated by the Honor Code

At Brigham Young University, the flagship school of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, the Honor Code rules campus life. The Honor Code, a broad and far-ranging document governed by LDS’s Church Education System, covers everything from drinking coffee to a “chaste and virtuous life,” “homosexual behavior,”…

At UCLA, Protests Over the University's Decision to Welcome Back Professor Accused of Sexual Assault

Students and faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles are protesting the university’s decision to welcome back Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor who has been accused by two graduate students of serial sexual harassment and assault. The protestors argue that UCLA’s decision to allow Piterberg back,…

Lawsuit: Baylor Took No Action To Investigate Rape Involving Football Player

A former Baylor student is suing the university, saying that it took no action on her report that a football player raped her. That former player, Tevin Elliott, is serving 20 years in prison for his 2014 conviction for sexually assaulting her. The lawsuit also asserts that the university already knew about prior…

Columbia Professor Sues University Over Three Years of Alleged Sexual Harassment By Colleague 

An assistant professor at Columbia University’s business school has filed a Title IX gender discrimination lawsuit against the university, alleging that she was sexually harassed by a male colleague. Columbia officials, she charges, “dismissed and belittled” her claims. The suit also says that the school “does not…

Judge Tosses Paul Nungesser's Title IX Discrimination Lawsuit Against Columbia 

Last spring, Paul Nungesser—best known as the alleged rapist of Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia alum who, for her senior thesis project, symbolically bore the weight of her assault by carrying her mattress across campus—filed a discrimination lawsuit against Columbia University. On March 11, that lawsuit was dismissed by…

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State Rep Wants Georgia Tech President to Resign Over Decisive Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

For the past several years, Georgia Tech been aggressive in punishing students accused of assault and harassment. In August, a black woman complained that members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Georgia Tech had shouted racial slurs at her through a window. The fraternity claimed there was no proof, but it was…

How Tennessee’s Sexual Harassment Allegations Caught Up With Peyton Manning 20 Years Later

In 1996, the summer before Peyton Manning’s junior season at the University of Tennessee, with his Vols a national championship contender, associate trainer Jamie Whited—later Jamie Naughright, after her divorce—filed an employment discrimination complaint. In that complaint, filed with the Tennessee Human Rights…

Two Dozen Religious Universities Are Legally Allowed to Discriminate Against LGBT Students

Over 24 religious colleges and universities have obtained exemptions from Title IX federal civil rights protections since last year, according to reports. These waivers allow the universities to discriminate against students, employees, and faculty on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, and whether or not a…