College students who file sexual assault complaints with their universities are increasingly facing defamation lawsuits filed by accused students, according to a new Buzzfeed report.
Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled that she’d like to overhaul the Obama-era enforcement mandates of Title IX “quickly,” and remarked in a stakeholders meeting that she’d also like to help victims of assault and those who have been falsely accused of rape. This rhetoric came on the heels of her meeting
Five women have filed a federal lawsuit against Washington DC’s Howard University, claiming administrators violated Title IX by creating an unsafe learning environment for the plaintiffs after they reported being sexually assaulted on campus.
In the opening scene of MTV’s new comedy Sweet/Vicious, a masked invader armed with a knife pins a twentysomething man to the floor of his bedroom. “Do you know this girl?” the masked figure, voice disguised, asks him. “Are you scared? Do you feel powerless? Do I have consent?” The man, frightened and bruised, agrees…
Student leaders at the University of California, Berkeley decided to suspend parties at the school’s fraternities and sororities after two women reported that they were sexually assaulted at off-campus parties earlier this month during the same weekend.
The University of Kentucky plans to sue its own student newspaper to avoid having to release documents detailing an investigation into a professor who’s accused of sexually harassing and assaulting students. In a statement, UK’s president said the suit was “to protect the privacy and dignity of individual members of…
Earlier this week, Brigham Young University announced that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the university for how it handles sexual assault complaints.
Syracuse University recently removed its kiss cam feature for a game after a student complaint. The school is now looking into eliminating the kiss cam altogether.