The Senate also approved a measure requiring colleges to include a notation on the transcript of any student who has been dismissed or suspended for a sex offense.
The latest lawsuit states that the expelled student is “one of many new victims of a capricious and unjust new Sexual Misconduct investigation and adjudicatory processes sweeping the nation. Colleges and universities are pressured by federal funding to overestimate and over prosecute instances of alleged sexual misconduct.”
www.cleveland.com By Karen Farkas
People often wonder why college administrators try to adjudicate these fiendishly difficult cases, rather than putting them in the hands of the criminal justice system.
www.nytimes.com By Judith Shulevitz
Public Presumption of Guilt Motivates Unfair Policies, Even as Details of Sexual Assault Allegations Come to Light
Accused students are fighting an uphill battle, made harder by uncritical and often illogical responses to allegations of sexual assault.
www.thefire.org By Susan Kruth
Paul Nungesser was cleared of a rape charge but faced a harsh trial-by-media. Now, as new details come to light, he’s speaking out and fighting back.
www.thedailybeast.com By Cathy Young
Under pressure from the federal government to take action on sexual assault…Occidental College has found a student “responsible” for sexual assault despite the fact that police refused to charge him with any crime and text message evidence indicates that both parties consented to having sex. “Disregard for due process on campus, prompted by mandates from the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, has predictably led to unjust results,” said FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley.
An examination of sexual assault claims reported by colleges and universities…These cases often involve little or no forensic evidence, delays in reporting, alcohol use, and differing accounts of consent.
Amherst College reached a confidential settlement with the school after officials held up his diploma a week before graduation over an old, unfounded allegation of rape.
www.masslive By Stephanie Barry
…it is critical that our representatives in Congress rely on credible statistics and substantiated data when drafting legislation with the potential to destroy lives.
dailycaller.com By Dianna Thompson and Cynthia Garrett, Families Advocating for Campus Equality
…there is a perception that political pressure is having an undue effect on the administration of justice. But it may mean more – it may mean that political correctness is causing innocent people to be convicted.
www.libertylawsite.org by Mike Rappaport