Auburn University dismissed running back Jovon Robinson—formerly the No. 1 junior college player in the country—after a female student accused him of assaulting her. But Robinson never assaulted anyone. His purported victim made it up entirely. The woman now readily admits to fabricating the allegation out of spite, she was angry at Robinson for making her leave his room…Says Title IX coordinator ‘really wanted to make it a big deal, after I told her basically that I lied.’
reason.com By Robby Soave
College Men: Don’t apply here
Occidental, UVA, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, University of Oregon, USC, SMU, UNC, the State of New York, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, California and Connecticut. These colleges and states have passed policies and laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process continues, this list increases. Men are preferring Canadian colleges over American colleges. It’s worth your good name, innocence and a successful future for you to go elsewhere.
To get the attention of a male student, Jackie Coakley lied about being raped at a fraternity party. Rolling Stone then published Jackie’s lies resulting in vicious violent attacks on Phi Kappa Psi. To correct this injustice, the fraternity sued. Recently a Virginia judge denied Rolling Stone’s attempt to throw out a $25 million lawsuit filed by the fraternity. Circuit Judge Richard E. Moore said in his decision that the statements made about the fraternity in the now debunked UVA rape story could reasonably be considered defamatory and the lawsuit can move forward.
A new Illinois law will do a lot to tip the scales in favor of those making accusations of sexual assault on campus. The law requires schools to provide trained confidential advisers available to those making accusations in order to inform them of their rights and reporting options. No such adviser is available for accused students so that they can learn their rights or what they can do to defend themselves from false accusations. The news conference made it clear what the state of Illinois is to do: Find more accused students responsible.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Yale University continues to impose sanctions on students and faculty even when they are not found responsible for sexual misconduct. In contrast to previous reports, this one has totally scrapped details on complaints that didn’t result in investigations, though it continues to list such complaints in statistical tables. The move suggests that Yale does not want to provide information that might cast doubt on the suggestions that the university is experiencing an unprecedented crime wave.
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
The bizarre procedures of Yale’s sprawling sexual assault bureaucracy may well be the worst in the nation. Reports issued by Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler don’t provide much detail, but with each new report, we see more clearly a campus environment characterized more by witch hunts than a pursuit of justice.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
On Oct. 1, a new state law goes into effect in Virginia that, when a sexual assault is reported to college officials under Title IX, a referral to local law enforcement is triggered. That the college remains part of the official Title IX structure in sexual assault matters is still problematic for us. It mandates an educational institution assume the duties and responsibilities of a quasi-legal system. Dealing with harassment of students is a college’s duty; dealing with criminal sexual assault is not.
University of Oregon claims depriving accused athletes of due process is needed ‘to keep women safe’
The University of Oregon is facing a multimillion-dollar payout if it can’t convince a federal judge in Eugene that black student athletes don’t deserve due process if someone accuses them of rape. The school was in court for three hours trying to get the single consolidated suit by three ex-basketball players dismissed. In arguments before Judge Michael McShane, the school seemed to say it can do whatever it wants to protect female students. Judge McShane will take several weeks to rule because he’s reviewing police reports among other documents.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
The law, which includes a long and detailed list of school obligations under “victims’ rights,” also says students “must” complete sexual-assault training within 10 business days of their first semester’s start…Having examined the data on campus sexual assault, Banzhaf said he has concluded that it’s not clear whether rape is a campus epidemic…The new requirements are a “feel good” solution to a problem that may not even exist.
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
“Does that college motherfucker know who I am?” USC Title IX Director Dahlinger asked Title IX Investigator Noonan, after a conference call during which the student, “John Doe,” had explained his intention to appeal. It was a hot mic moment: Dahlinger and Noonan thought the student and his lawyer had already exited the call. The venomous statements of USC’s Title IX team give this case a unique flavor, though the rest of the details make for a textbook Title IX dispute: spurned female student, bad breakup, after-the-fact accusation, total absence of due process, predetermined finding of responsibility. Doe recently filed suit against USC, and a state court issued a stay preventing his expulsion from going into effect.
reason.com By Robby Soave
The Reality: American Colleges Railroad the Innocent Schools for decades have denied meaningful due process to students accused of sexual assault, and mandates from the U.S. Department of Education have only made the problem worse. Examples from four elite institutions—Yale, Amherst, the University of North Carolina, and Occidental College—reveal unfair procedures that come close to presuming guilt and severely restrict the opportunity for accused students not only to defend themselves, but even to prove their innocence. The problem continues to grow worse, and there is as yet no sign of a return to due process in campus tribunals.
heritage.org By KC Johnson