Brandeis University president writes an e-mail to the entire student body apologizing to anyone who was “triggered or hurt by the content of the microaggressions.”…In California…a list of offensive statements… “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
www.theatlantic.com By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
Monthly Archives: August 2015
…in recent cases, while failing to persuade a court of gender bias, have succeeded on claims of breach of contract, negligence, or by demonstrating that the school acted arbitrarily and capriciously in administering its policies.
www.bostonlawyerblog.com By Naomi Shatz
…the state wants to allow community colleges to expel students for sexual misconduct even if the accuser isn’t a student and the alleged incident occurred off-campus.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Universities would have to notify the police of sexual assault reports they receive before launching internal investigations, under proposed federal legislation..The Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee is among the groups pushing for this bill.
www.freep.com Detroit free press- By David Jesse
“Congress must work to address this issue in a manner that is fair to all persons, and the involvement of our justice system in these proceedings is an excellent way to ensure that all parties’ rights are protected,”
www.thecollegefix.com By Jennifer Kabbany
Just as affirmative consent standards are proliferating at campuses across the country, a Tennessee state judge issued a ruling that casts doubts on their legality… Critics of affirmative consent have long argued that this standard perverts due process by essentially requiring the accused person prove that he is innocent. McCoy’s ruling is a full-throated endorsement of this reasoning. www.the-american-interest.com
The University of Arkansas is dealing with its second false report of a student being attacked in a campus parking garage in the past year…Junior Lindsey Sweetin pleaded not guilty to charges of filing a false police report
www.thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
The case is being watched nationally as concern has grown that the intensified crackdown on campus sexual assault over the last few years has at times skewed too far against those accused.
www.latimes.com By Teresa Watanabe
The notorious North Carolina stripper who falsely accused a group of Duke lacrosse players of raping her is headed to prison after being convicted in the 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend.
The Safe Campus Act guarantees due process and protections of the rights of the accused. This bill reflects America’s longstanding commitment to the right to a fair trial. We urge Congress to enact it.”
www.nas.org Peter Wood