UC and other schools, the suit noted, are under pressure by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides funding for public universities, to crack down on sexual assaults on campus but are doing it in a way that is violating the rights of the accused.
www.cincinnati.com By Kimball Perry
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A student at Keene State College reported she was sexually assaulted, but now police say it was all made up.
…current and former college students describe themselves as victims of false accusations amid a national campaign — led by the White House — to stamp out sexual violence on campuses…some of the accused say the pressure on their schools has led to an unfair tipping of the scales against them.
washingtonpost By Nick Anderson
Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has settled a lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, admitting the school acted unfairly in charging the student…His case should serve as a reminder for other colleges that if they treat accused students as guilty until proven innocent and deny them due process in kangaroo courts, they will be sued.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Now it’s not just that women can have as much guilt-free sex with as many partners as they want, but if they do feel guilty about any sexual encounter, it must have been rape.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Allison Strange talks weekly with mothers of accused college rapists, who say the system was stacked against their sons
“I walked up and I looked, and Josh said, ‘Mom, I’m gone. They don’t want me here anymore. I can’t stay. They’ve expelled me.'”
“How in the world can we be in a situation where someone’s words – without any evidence, without any witnesses, without anything – how in the world can someone’s life be turned upside down, or basically ruined?” Strange said.
In the aftermath, Allison and Josh Strange formed the group Families Advocating for Campus Equality that pushes for universities to get out of the business of adjudicating sexual assault cases.
america.aljazeera.com by Nicole Grether & Christof Putzel
On the night in question, the female student was playing drinking games with friends in her dorm when the male student texted her. A conversation ensued, with texts that read to an outsider like ambivalent flirtatiousness on the woman’s part, but that she later said were her efforts to head off a sexual encounter.
“Don’t let me try to seduce you though,” she texted at one point, followed by a second: “Because that is a distinct possibility.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com By Ruth Marcus
One thing that’s helped shift the conversation toward treating men as allies, rather than potential rapists, is research indicating that most college men don’t commit sexual assault….