Colleges Silence and Fire Faculty Who Speak Out About Rape

In institutions of higher learning nationwide, college administrations are systematically silencing faculty for speaking out about the campus rape crisis. Faculty members from four colleges and universities spoke exclusively to Jezebel about the professional retaliation they've faced due to their support of survivors… » 6/13/14 11:40am 6/13/14 11:40am

Hey, Sporty Moms! You Should Coach Your Daughters' Sports Teams!

I played a lot of sports as a kid, and I was coached by many, many wonderful dads. But I always felt like I connected with my few female coaches in a unique and valuable way. It was an eye-opener to see, first-hand, that not only can girls participate in stuff, they can be THE BOSS OF STUFF TOO. So why don't more moms… » 6/09/14 7:45pm 6/09/14 7:45pm

​When Your College Is Being Investigated For Its Sexual Assault Policy

Your school lets students get raped by their fellow classmates. Your school lets those rapists live in the same buildings and go to the same classes as the people they rape. Your school doesn't suspend or expel those rapists. Your school doesn't know what to do because it isn't a part of the criminal justice system.… » 6/06/14 3:00pm 6/06/14 3:00pm

Judge Blocks Expulsion of Duke Student Accused of Rape

A North Carolina judge has ruled that Duke University cannot officially expel student Lewis McLeod yet. In his suit, filed in May, McLeod demanded that the school issue him a degree on the claim that he didn't get a fair hearing for sexually assaulting a fellow classmate, and that his subsequent expulsion prevented… » 6/03/14 3:20pm 6/03/14 3:20pm

Here Are 5 New Schools Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault

At the beginning of this month, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released a list of 55 American colleges and universities under investigation for grossly mishandling sexual assault investigations. On Wednesday, the OCR announced that it's opened investigations at five more institutions of… » 5/29/14 7:45pm 5/29/14 7:45pm

Duke Student Sues School After Being Expelled for Sexual Assault

A Duke University student has sued the college for expelling him after he was found in violation of the school's rules about sexual misconduct. He says the expulsion has made it impossible for him to start his job at a Wall Street firm, which was offered upon assumption he would graduate from the college. » 5/28/14 2:10pm 5/28/14 2:10pm

Student Files Federal Sexual Assault Complaint Against Brown Univ.

At the end of last week, Brown University student Lena Sclove filed a federal complaint against her college for allegedly mishandling her sexual assault case. Sclove says Brown did not expel her rapist even after they found him in violation of rules against "non-consensual physical contact of a sexual nature." » 5/27/14 11:25am 5/27/14 11:25am

Same-Sex Education in Florida: Hey, Make the Boys Do Jumping Jacks!

Another day, another same-sex education program allegedly based on broad, ridiculous gender stereotypes. The ACLU has filed a complaint against a Florida public school system, arguing its justification and training are based in no small part on pseudoscientific nonsense, and the result is vastly different learning… » 5/21/14 6:15pm 5/21/14 6:15pm

College Finds Student 'Responsible' For Rape, Lets Him Transfer

Yesterday, former Northeastern student Katherine Rizzo announced that she has filed Title IX and Clery Act complaints against the university. Her account of institutional indifference is an infuriating variation on a far-too-ubiquitous theme: after a sluggish and re-victimizing hearing process, no justice was served.… » 5/08/14 2:30pm 5/08/14 2:30pm

Here Are the 55 Schools Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault

In an unprecedented move, today the US Department of Education released to the public a list of all of the 55 (that's a deliberate two fives, not me accidentally hitting 5 twice) American colleges and universities that are currently under investigation for violating Title IX over their piss-poor handling of sex… » 5/01/14 12:25pm 5/01/14 12:25pm

Iowa College Lets Accused Rapist Choose His Own Punishment

Even though Iowa's Central College found a male student guilty of raping his classmate, they couldn't decide what to do with him. So they let him choose his own punishment: He could either accept expulsion a month before graduating, or graduate but not walk, and risk the administration notifying employers that he… » 4/29/14 7:20pm 4/29/14 7:20pm

23 Students File Complaint Against Columbia for Mishandling Rape

After several truly infuriating accounts of the Columbia administration mishandling and neglecting sexual assault reports became public, the University pledged to clean up its act. But, as is so often and so alarmingly the case, this seems to have just been a PR smokescreen: the administration's first concern was… » 4/24/14 4:30pm 4/24/14 4:30pm

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… » 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