The Department of Education has finally determined that UNC-Chapel Hill is in violation of Title IX anti-discrimination law, after a federal investigation that began in 2013.
A high school valedictorian claims she was censored when her mic was cut off whilst referencing an alleged sexual assault during a graduation speech.
Fourteen-year-old Torin Hodgman decided to make a statement when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited their Michigan school: Hodgman wore a floor length transgender pride flag that was impossible to ignore, even for someone as mind-numbingly aloof as DeVos.
Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education—its civil rights office (OCR) to be precise—is now, get this, investigating Yale University over a Title IX complaint alleging the institution discriminates against men.
Representative Jackie Speier, along with members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, introduced a bill on Thursday that would codify Title IX in the wake of rollbacks from the Trump administration.
On Friday, the Education Department rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how universities and colleges address campus sexual assault, putting “interim rules in place,” the AP reports.
Following a searing Mother Jones report on allegations of misconduct in the University of Rochester’s cognitive and brain sciences department, the University has responded with a forceful statement and a subsequent email touting “two comprehensive and careful investigations” that did not substantiate those allegations.
Sexual assault at universities is tied to some major American social issues of the day. Feminism. Intersectionality. Privilege. Factual feelings. Campus liberalism. The alt-right backlash. Transgender bathrooms (some have argued they must be shut down to protect women from being assaulted by libidinous perverts).…
On Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced a partial overhaul of Obama-era guidelines for how colleges and universities must address incidences of sexual harassment and assault, saying, “the system established by the prior administration has failed too many students.”
Buzzfeed News reported on Monday that our billionaire, bear-fearing, MRA-loving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will probably unveil her long-awaited changes to Title IX policy enforcement at George Mason University this Thursday. Federal officials have been describing the event as “centered around equal opportunity…
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
After months of ignoring their requests to meet, the Department of Education’s Betsy DeVos is holding a 90-minute “roundtable discussion” with advocates and survivors of campus sexual assault on Thursday morning. But the meeting is one in a series that will allot just as much time to men’s rights activists and groups…
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.
Betsy DeVos’s hearing for Secretary of Education is underway, and considering she is a billionaire GOP donor with little demonstrable regard for or experience with the public schools she’ll be tasked with running, her reception amongst Democrats in the committee has been pretty chilly.
In June of 2015, an unidentified woman began Stanford University’s internal investigation process after alleging she’d been raped by a football player at a fraternity house party. Though a majority of the disciplinary board twice ruled that the player committed sexual assault, he’s still on the team and she’s had to…
Michelle Karnes, a former English professor at Stanford University, has accused administrators at the prestigious California institution of retaliating against her after she reported a formal sexual harassment complaint against Stephen Hinton, a fellow professor and former dean who’d been involved in hiring her. “I…
A new lawsuit filed on behalf of a Stanford University graduate student accuses the university of ignoring multiple sexual assault allegations against one male student between 2011 and 2014. The lawsuit describes him as a “known sexual predator on campus.”
In this week’s New Yorker, Margaret Talbot profiles Carrie Goldberg, a thirty-nine-year-old attorney in Brooklyn focusing on sexual privacy and online harassment. “The internet,” in Goldberg’s view, has “given rise to something new in the history of revenge.”
Brigham Young University, the Utah-based Mormon flagship school, announced Wednesday that it would no longer investigate sexual assault victims for honor code violations if or when they reported their assault.
The University of Maryland has had an office dedicated to handling Title IX complaints for two years. Starting next fall, it looks as though that office will be supported by a mandatory student fee, the first of its kind in the nation.