By its own terms, FERPA was designed to fulfill at least two major objectives: to allow students to access and correct inaccuracies in their own records, and to prohibit schools from publicly disclosing students’ identifying information.
www.newrepublic.com By Joseph Pomianowski
…a former Kenyon student who was acquitted in June on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition, filed a lawsuit on Thursday, Dec. 5 against Kenyon, the student who accused him of rape and a former Sexual Misconduct Advisor (SMA),
kenyoncollegian.com By Sam Colt
The fraternity at the heart of the retracted Rolling Stone article on campus rape says it plans to pursue “all available legal action against the magazine.”
No concern over the unnamed rapist, who students at UVA were quick to identify regardless. No concern that a decades-old fraternity was forced to close its doors and is now suing Rolling Stone for defamation. And no concern over accusations that may have ruined a young man’s chances in life, simply because he was “accused” without due process.
www.mindingthecampusBy KC Johnson
“the Office for Civil Rights, where I used to work, has made punishment of innocent students more likely,…a bigger threat to innocent students is the massive financial risk colleges face if they do not swiftly expel accused students. Thanks partly to OCR stacking the deck, it can be much cheaper for a college to expel a possibly innocent student than to find him not guilty.”
cei.org Hans Bader speaks at the National Press Club’s event titled “Bringing an End to Second-Class Justice”
The judge in the case, Ronnie Abrams, was recommended to the federal bench by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who has no problem labeling young men as rapists without any due process.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
“How can the University fairly evaluate a case in any circumstance if a complaining witness is not even part of the University community?…innocent in the eyes of the law, how much more information did the University need in order to make a decision…”
www.cavalierdaily.com Victor Zheng’s story
Jane texted a friend “I’m wasted” and “I’mgoingtohave sex now,”…Under the current guidelines recommended by the Office for Civil Rights, schools have considerable leeway in how they structure their investigation and adjudication processes..Three months later, John would find out he’d been expelled.
www.esquire.com By Richard Dorment
… proposed 2016 budget, includes a “victim/survivor bill of rights” whose language presumes the guilt of anyone accused of “sexual violence.”
www.thecollegefix.com by Greg Piper
The suit accuses the judicial administrator, of leading a “biased and one-sided” investigation that “cherry-picked witness statements” and wrote them down incorrectly….the university repeatedly ignored evidence beneficial to the male and then punished him by withholding his diploma for two years.
www.thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb