Colgate University’s student population was 4.2 percent black in the 2013-2014 academic year. Fifty percent of the alleged sexual violations reported to the central New York university that year were against black males. They were 40 percent of the students “formally adjudicated.” Men of color- and especially foreign men of color, students from Africa and Asia- were uniquely defenseless when charged with sexual assault, typically lacking financial resources, a network of support, and an understanding of their rights.
STATS & 1 in 5 Lie
Misinterpreting the 1 in 5 data, & other articles
Assertions about how trauma physiologically impedes the ability to resist or coherently remember assault have greatly undermined defense against assault allegations. But science offers little support for these claims… Listen to the audio version of this article soundcloud.com: the-bad-science-behind-campus-response-emily-yoff:
theatlantic.com By Emily Yoffe This is the second story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing sexual-assault adjudication have changed in recent years, and why some of those changes are problematic. Read the first installment here, and the third one here.
DUE PROCESS Report: Universities Deny Fair Hearings. DO NOT Guarantee The Accused a Presumption of Innocence
According to a first-of-its-kind report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a new survey reveals that the overwhelming majority of America’s top universities fail to provide students accused of serious misconduct with the most basic elements of fair procedure. A shocking 85 percent of top institutions maintain policies that receive a D or F grade for due process protections. Nearly 74 percent of institutions don’t even presume a student innocent until proven guilty. “Most people will probably be surprised to learn that students are routinely expelled from college without so much as a hearing,” said Samantha Harris, FIRE’s vice president of policy research. “This report should be a huge red flag to students, parents, legislators, and the general public that an accused student’s academic and professional future often hinges on little more than the whim of college administrators.”
The Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Fordham University-Rose Hill has reportedly been placed under investigation. Mr. Rodgers upset RAs by showing videos depicting the views of the political right and left on campus rape. Rodgers played the trailer for “The Hunting Ground” as an example of the left-wing perspective, juxtaposed with a video from conservative educational platform PragerU. Rodgers allegedly brought female students to tears by presenting the political debate over campus sexual assault. For the act of sharing two different viewpoints Mr. Rodgers is facing a Title IX investigation.
freebeacon.com By Rachel Frommera
What started out as a law to give women more opportunities in higher education has morphed into a bureaucratic monster that destroys due process of law, sets students against each other, and encourages bureaucrats to search for new ways to expand their authority…the new federal standards come with the expectation that officials convict male students who are accused of sexual assault, regardless of their guilt or innocence.
popecenter.org By William Anderson
It is impossible to overstate the growing weirdness of the college sex scene. Campus feminists are reimporting selective portions of a traditional sexual code that they have long scorned, in the name of ending what they preposterously call an epidemic of campus rape.
weeklystandard.com By Heather Mac Donald
There is a growing trend of false accusations against men on college campuses helping to perpetuate the false narrative of the so-called “Rape Culture.“…the stats that are cited by the crowd clamoring about “Rape Culture” are completely false. The most comprehensive look at sexual assault comes from a Department of Justice study between 1995 and 2013. These numbers show that in fact the campus setting may not be the most dangerous place for women.
nj1015.com By Bill Spadea
The idea is a “particularly vicious fiction because it brands half the human race – males, and especially white males – as rapists or rape facilitators,” writes Wendy McElroy. “This slander would be denounced as hate speech if it were directed at any other class of human being, such as blacks, gays or women.” The Big Lie about rape culture contains all the crucial elements: brashness, sincerity and repetitiveness, and it plays off the emotional and justice-driven agenda of people..They “repeat the 1-in-5 statistic as a mantra because 1-in-50 is 10 times less effective in achieving their goals and maintaining funding.”
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
Ohio University realized that the survey it conducted on “sexual misconduct victimization” was full of problems – yet it released the results anyway. Measuring campus sexual assault is one of the great objectives in higher education, yet survey instruments tend to produce more heat than light. Clearly this survey had such a low participation rate that any result will be suspect.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
“The majority of Title IX complaints received this year (more than 6,000) were filed by a single complainant alleging discrimination in schools’ athletics programs,” “The Department of Education’s Sexual Harassment Guidance radically expands harassment liability (such as saying colleges have to regulate off-campus conduct, which the courts have said they don’t…Hans Bader, who worked for OCR said “The only reason there are more complaints to the Education Department than there used to be is because its Office for Civil Rights has defined perfectly legal practices as illegal.”
breitbart.com By Dr. Susan Berry