Northwestern Philosophy Professor Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation 

Peter Ludlow, the Northwestern University philosophy professor accused by two students of sexual harassment and assault, has resigned in the middle of his termination proceedings. Ludlow had been the center of two contentious Title IX investigations. The allegations filed by two students—one undergraduate and one… »11/04/15 9:45am11/04/15 9:45am

Celebrated Astronomer at UC Berkeley Sexually Harasses Students for Years, Receives Light Warning 

Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley, has been revered the world over for his pioneering research, even marked as a potential Nobel Laureate. Now he has been singled out as a serial perpetrator of sexual harassment, reigniting conversations in the science community about making… »10/14/15 10:00am10/14/15 10:00am

Results Of Baylor Investigation: We Need Another Investigation 

In reaction to one of its football players being convicted of sexually assaulting another student, Baylor announced it would investigate “the circumstances associated with this case.” Merely a week later, the university released results from the law professor-led investigation at 7 p.m. Central on a Friday—ensuring… »8/29/15 2:45pm8/29/15 2:45pm

Paul Nungesser's Lawyers Accuse Emma Sulkowicz of 'Anti-Male' Campaign

In April, Columbia University student Paul Nungesser filed suit against the school, claiming that the school had allowed “the gender-based harassment and defamation” of Nungesser by not stopping fellow student Emma Sulkowicz from publicly accusing him of sexual assault. In a new court filing, Nungesser’s attorney says… »6/25/15 11:30am6/25/15 11:30am

Feminist Prof Cleared of Sexual Misconduct for Writing an Essay

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, has been cleared of violating the college’s Title IX provision, a rule intended to protect students from sexual misconduct and discrimination. Two Northwestern graduate students filed Title IX complaints against Kipnis for an essay and tweet she authored. A law… »6/01/15 4:50pm6/01/15 4:50pm

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… »3/03/15 5:56pm3/03/15 5:56pm

Harvard Law Revises Sexual Assault Policy to Settle Federal Charges

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has announced a settlement with Harvard Law School over charges that the school's sexual assault policies violated Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. Harvard University already started overhauling their sexual assault policy this… »12/30/14 4:20pm12/30/14 4:20pm

FSU Star Says the Only Thing As Bad As Rape Is Being Accused Of Rape

Jameis Winston is a victim: a victim of being accused of rape, according to him. The Florida State University football star, who was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2012, maintained his innocence in a student conduct hearing this week before the Florida Supreme Court, reading from a statement in his… »12/04/14 11:50am12/04/14 11:50am

Colleges Rarely Expel Students Found Responsible for Sexual Assault

By now, it's well established that colleges are pretty deplorable at responding to and adjudicating sexual assault cases. Of course, the institutional negligence and ineptitude doesn't end there: a new report shows that even when students are found responsible for sexual assault, it's very unlikely they'll be kicked… »9/29/14 2:20pm9/29/14 2:20pm

Columbia Students Drag Mattresses Onto Campus to Support Rape Survivor

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress to class every day until her rapist leaves school. In an incredibly poignant act of solidarity, other Columbia students have begun walking with her, helping her carry the load. And today, they dragged several mattresses of their own in front of the… »9/12/14 5:40pm9/12/14 5:40pm

Columbia Unveils New Sexual Assault Policy, Students Are Not Impressed

After provoking student ire by fighting campus rape by, uh, canceling a concert, the Columbia administration has finally come out with a revised and updated sexual assault and harassment policy. It's a marked improvement from the previous policy — I mean, it would be hard to get much worse — but on-campus activists… »8/15/14 1:20pm8/15/14 1:20pm

76 Colleges Now Being Investigated For Mishandling Rape

In May, the U.S. Department of Education first released its list of 55 schools under federal investigation for mishandling sexual assault allegations. Since then, student activists and survivors have continued taking their college administrations to task for not giving a shit about their health, their safety and their… »8/14/14 2:10pm8/14/14 2:10pm