University of Rochester Compares Sexual Misconduct Complaint to Discredited Rolling Stone Report 

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.

20 Attorneys General Send Letter to Betsy DeVos Demanding She Not Roll Back Title IX Enforcement

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

Betsy DeVos to Meet With Campus Sexual Assault Advocates—But Also With Men's Rights Activists

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…

A Football Player's Case Leads Many to Question Stanford's Rulings on Campus Rape

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…

Former Stanford Professor Accuses University of Retaliating Against Her for Sexual Harassment Complaint

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…

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How Did An Accused Sexual Predator Adjudicate Sexual Assault Cases at Wesleyan For Nearly 10 Years? 

Wesleyan University students are understandably upset by the news that Scott Backer, their recently-fired Associate Dean of Students, was accused of sexual misconduct against a 16-year-old girl at a previous job. Wesleyan didn’t learn about the allegations against Backer until they were the subject of a story in the …

Berkeley Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Files Defamation Lawsuits Against Alleged Victims 

Blake Wentworth, an assistant professor in University of California-Berkeley’s South and Southeast Asian studies department, has filed a defamation lawsuit against three women—two graduate students and one former undergraduate—who accused him of repeated sexual harassment. In the lawsuit, Wentworth accuses the three…