The resident assistants are instructed to not be selective about what information they report to the authorities. They are to pass along to superiors anything they see or hear that could potentially run afoul of the growing web of sexual harassment rules and regulations: RAs should be ‘funnels of information’ said a Title IX bureaucrat. But at what cost? Stalin’s police state helped him apprehend criminals more easily than America’s liberal system, too. This is not good training for life in a free society.
Monthly Archives: October 2016
“Petitioner has established that he was substantially prejudiced by the Board’s failure to preserve his written cross-examination questions. This failure rendered it difficult, if not impossible, for the University Appeals Board and now the court to determine whether Petitioner was provided with due process and a fair hearing. The court finds that the Board erred as a matter of law by not following prescribed rules for maintaining Petitioner’s cross examination questions…It is hereby ordered the University sanction of expulsion is reversed, and a new hearing on the allegation be held with a new panel.” Whitman County Superior Court Judge
UVA Dean Eramo’s lawsuit has been of extraordinary value in bringing to light the flawed process through which the Rolling Stone article was produced. RS reporter Erdely comes across as closed-minded, having already decided on her thesis. Jackie, meanwhile, comes across as even more ideologically extreme than Erdely, and not terribly bright. The conversation gave a sense of Jackie’s extremist beliefs, her rather unappealing personality and if Erdely had been at all open-minded, her penchant for tall tales.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
In a first for the Obama-era Office for Civil Rights, the Education Department’s OCR found in favor of an accused student who filed a Title IX complaint against Wesley College. After five years, we’ve finally found a case whose facts were so outrageous that even an OCR notoriously indifferent to due process couldn’t justify them. Wesley violated multiple procedures in its handling of the case. The entire investigation and adjudication took a week…while this case will need to be re-tried to allow the accused student to defend himself, the actual outcome of this OCR letter is that more accused students at Wesley likely will be subjected to unfair procedures down the road.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
The accused student contends that he did “obtain affirmative consent for sexual activity, no matter how awkward it was,” and she verbally agreed. His suit characterizes the female as being more of the sexual aggressor, noting that she did not request his consent for sex acts she performed on him. The accused contends that the investigation was biased against him because he was prevented from fairly challenging her contentions of what happened that night and that she retreated from her initial allegations.
m.startribune.com By Walsh & Zamora
Nearly three years after a jury acquitted University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson of rape, he’s extracted a $245,000 settlement from the school for its “misconduct” in investigating the rape allegations. Johnson claimed the school violated his due process and civil rights, discriminated against him by sex, showed negligence and destroyed evidence.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
“A stunning mix of advocacy journalism, amateur psychotherapy, and blatant misrepresentation.” Ed. Bartlett Below are some of the most pertinent brief excerpts. At several points, Erdely made clear–despite later suggestions in response to the Phi Kappa Psi lawsuit against Rolling Stone–that her article would target the fraternity.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
History buffs will recall that the Star Chamber was used in England in the 16th and 17th centuries to crush political and religious dissent. The Founding Fathers regarded the secret and arbitrary Star Chamber as so unfair that they crafted many of our constitutional protections precisely to avoid its abuses. And yet, centuries later, Yale’s University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct employs procedures eerily similar to those of the Star Chamber… Yale’s tribunals are less fair to the accused than even the dreaded Star Chamber.
wsj.com By Jennifer C. Braceras
The Department of Education explicitly warned institutions that they must investigate any claims of sexual misconduct on campus. Any school that refuses could lose federal funding or be referred to the Dept. of Justice for disciplinary action. “It’s nice when you carry the big stick of the federal government,” says Catherine Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. (Ms. Lhamon is an architect of the extremely biased Title IX hearings which railroad innocent men who are accused of assault. To overcome your enemy, you must know your enemy-SOS)
si.com By Scooby Axson
When I tell people that crazy things are happening on University Campuses, I’m told by my peers and former friends that I am crazy and that I am the problem. Historically, this is the kind of thing that happened to people like MLK or Harvey Milk. In 2013 the Anti-Social Justice Warrior and the Anti-PC group were under the radar screen. In 2014 they were on the radar screen and got called the “crazies”. In 2015 they didn’t go away – and the only solution on social media is to delete comments – which Social Justice Warriors and Feminists have started to do. Because when you say, “All men are potential rapists,” and you find out women rape, too; when you say, “Men do domestic violence,” and you find out Lesbians have the highest rates of domestic violence, this is what happens.
allthink.com By Malhar Mali