A Northwestern University student has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the administration for responding with “deliberate indifference” to the student’s accusation…The student is male, and some wonder whether his gender was a factor in Northwestern’s treatment of him.
reason By Robby Soave
Monthly Archives: September 2015
When Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., suggested it was worth expelling innocent students…Polis’s own district attorney called him out. The risk of wrongful conviction is too great [in campus adjudications]. Relaxing due process, or having investigations not handled by well-trained professionals can lead to wrongful conviction.
The surveyors reached out to nearly 800,000 students, but only 150,000 responded – a response rate of 19.3 percent…the survey still suffers from the same problems as so many others trying to prove the existence of “rape culture” and scare colleges into expelling innocent students based on no evidence (or evidence to the contrary).
washingtonexaminer By Ashe Schow
A University of Cincinnati football player accused of sexual assault is suing the university and two administrators, saying the disciplinary process that led to his suspension is unconstitutional and unfair.
cincinnati.com By Kevin Grasha
He was innocent, he claimed, and sought to clear his name. And now, Sterrett and Michigan have entered into a settlement agreement that does just that.
washingtonpost.com By Justin Wm. Moyer
The University of Michigan will throw out its finding that a student engaged in nonconsensual sex with a female friend in his dorm room as part of a lawsuit settlement.
www.freep.com By David Jesse
The judge ruled the plaintiff had established “a plausible claim that [he] was innocent of the charges levied against him and that CWRU wrongly found that [he] committed the offense.” However, he had not—as is required to establish a Title IX sex discrimination claim—“made factual allegations that create a plausible claim that the motivating factor behind the erroneous finding was CWRU’s sexual bias.”
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
Colleges and universities have adjudicated countless allegations of sexual assault among their students despite their lack of both the tools available to law enforcement to ensure a thorough investigation and the ability to conduct a trial in a fair and orderly manner. Unfair proceedings that lead to unreliable outcomes benefit no one… Over the past five years, however, a particularly dire situation has emerged for the increasing number of students who find themselves accused of sexual misconduct on campus… Many recent court decisions and ongoing legislative efforts are pushing the pendulum back in the other direction toward fairer processes on campus, but there is still a long way to go.
heritage.org By Samantha Harris
The University of Michigan has vacated its findings against a student accused of sexual assault, after he sued the school for violating his civil rights.
www.slate.com By Emily Yoffe