I cannot begin to describe how exasperatingly difficult it has been to try to explain to people what an informal complaint is and how there was never any evidence — nor any effort made to discover evidence — to substantiate the claim made by my accuser.
www.bostonglobe.com By Patrick Witt
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.
Nungesser was exonerated in a process with far fewer protections for the accused than a criminal trial. Yet he has been widely treated as a rapist in the media… The story is also a reminder that rape cases should be handled by police and courts, not universities –
www.newsday.com By Cathy Young
Jane said yes. But, a week after the incident, Jane filed a complaint against John. John was expelled…This empowers the female partner to charge her male partner with rape if, after the encounter, she wishes she hadn’t done it — So what we’ve come around to is a 21st century, legalistic, feminist view that a man must always be expected to behave like a Victorian gentleman, while the woman can behave exactly as she pleases, and destroy his college career by a mere accusation.
www.theamericanconservative.com By Rod Dreher
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.
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.
Bartholet writes that Harvard’s sexual harassment policy omits “entirely all issues of substance” and is “guilty of gross overreach.”
www.businessinsider.com By Peter Jacobs
He says that he is innocent, and that the same university that found him “not responsible” has now abdicated its own responsibility, letting mob justice overrule its official procedures… it is an act of bullying, a very public, very personal and very painful attack designed to hound him out of Columbia.
mobile.nytimes.com By Ariel Kaminer
Occidental College has almost FIVE times the forcible sex offense rate of any other school in California
The 2014-15 Cleary Act numbers for Occidental: Rape: 8, Fondling: 6, for a total of 14. Still a huge number, but in some ways showing how extreme the 2013-2014 school year was at Occidental.
Here are the Cleary Act numbers for Occidental: (from http://ope.ed.gov/security/):
|Criminal Offenses – On campus|
|Total occurrences On campus|
|a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter||0||0||0|
|b. Negligent manslaughter||0||0||0|
|c. Sex offenses – Forcible||11||10||60|
For all of California 4-year institutions, here are the numbers:
|Criminal Offenses – On campus (Reporting Year: 2013)|
|Total occurrences On campus|
|a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter||2||0||1|
|b. Negligent manslaughter||0||0||0|
|c. Sex offenses – Forcible||229||271||397|
Search Criteria: Undergraduate Enrollment: ‘Between 500 and 999’, ‘Between 1,000 and 1,499’, ‘Between 1,500 and 1,999’, ‘Between 2,000 and 2,999’, ‘Between 3,000 and 4,999’, ‘Between 5,000 and 9,999’, ‘Between 10,000 and 14,999’, ‘Between 15,000 and 19,999’, ‘Between 20,000 and 29,999’, ‘30,000 and greater’ Institution State: ‘CA’; Type of institution: ‘Public, 4-year or above’, ‘Private nonprofit, 4-year or above’, ‘Private for-profit, 4-year or above’
Here is a spreadsheet from the Cleary site showing the top 18 schools, by rate, showing that Occidental is almost FIVE times the rate of any other school in California (excluding schools with under 500 students):
|Year||Institution||Campus||Institution Size||Sex offenses – Forcible||Rate|
|2013||Occidental College||Occidental College||2128||60||2.82%|
|2013||Claremont McKenna College||Main Campus||1328||8||0.60%|
|2013||Pomona College||Main Campus||1610||8||0.50%|
|2013||Harvey Mudd College||Main Campus||807||4||0.50%|
|2013||Whittier College||Main Campus||2339||5||0.21%|
|2013||Scripps College||Main Campus||1009||2||0.20%|
|2013||California Institute of Technology||Main Campus||2181||4||0.18%|
|2013||Stanford University||Main Campus||18346||25||0.14%|
|2013||Mills College||Main Campus||1595||2||0.13%|
|2013||University of the Pacific||Main Campus||6421||7||0.11%|
|2013||University of California-Santa Barbara||Main Campus||22225||23||0.10%|
|2013||Southern California University of Health Sciences||Southern California University of Health Sciences Campus||968||1||0.10%|
|2013||Notre Dame de Namur University||Main Campus||2030||2||0.10%|
|2013||Azusa Pacific University||Azusa (main campus)||10755||10||0.09%|
|2013||Pitzer College||Pitzer College||1081||1||0.09%|
|2013||University of California-Hastings College of Law||Main Campus||1088||1||0.09%|
|2013||University of California-Los Angeles||UCLA||40795||33||0.08%|
Search criteria: Undergraduate Enrollment: ‘Between 500 and 999’, ‘Between 1,000 and 1,499’, ‘Between 1,500 and 1,999’, ‘Between 2,000 and 2,999’, ‘Between 3,000 and 4,999’, ‘Between 5,000 and 9,999’, ‘Between 10,000 and 14,999’, ‘Between 15,000 and 19,999’, ‘Between 20,000 and 29,999’, ‘30,000 and greater’, Institution State: ‘CA’, Type of institution: ‘Public, 4-year or above’, ‘Private nonprofit, 4-year or above’, ‘Private for-profit, 4-year or above’
I’ve been putting the Occidental rape rate of 2.82% into context for a bit more understanding of these statistics.
For example, what if you applied the 2.82% rape rate to a large school, say UCLA? With an enrollment of 40795, a 2.82% rape rate would be 1150 students. Can you imagine the outcry if UCLA expelled over 1100 male students in a single year?
But let’s focus on Occidental:
First, a few assumptions, which we have no way of verifying at this point, short of asking Occidental:
– Of the 60 sex offenses, how many were repeat offenders? (was it 60 students found ‘responsible’ for 60 offenses, or were some of the students responsible for multiple infractions?) A reasonable assumption would be that the number of offenders is very close to, if not the same as, the number of offenders.
– Of the 60 sex offenses, how many students were expelled? Given the current climate it would be hard to imagine that any of these offenders were not expelled, but it would be good to know for sure.
– Of the 60 sex offenses, how many ‘responsible’ students were male? It is safe to assume at this point that they were all male, but Occidental could provide confirmation.
So, say you are a male at Occidental, what is the likelihood that you will be expelled this year? If my assumptions are correct, a shocking 6.4% of male students will be expelled. Here’s the math, if I’ve figured it correctly:
– 44% of Occidental students are male, which out of a total enrollment of 2128, means that there are 936 males enrolled.
– if 60 male students were expelled, that would mean that 60 expellees out of 936 males gives a likelihood of expulsion of 6.41%
Can you imagine if Occidental was upfront with their male applicants? What if they advertised that over 6% of their male students were expelled last year, and they can expect the numbers to be the same this year, or worse?
Here’s another way to look at the numbers: what will this do to the male/female ratio at the school? The current ratio is 44% male to 56% female. Take away 60 males from the 936, you get 876. Assuming that you keep the same female enrollment, by the end of the year you have a campus ratio of 41.2% males to 58.8% females. Schools try very hard to keep their numbers away from 40/60, likely because they figure it would discourage both males and females from attending an institution that was so skewed towards one gender. Would Occidental like to advertise that their ratio changes that much during the year, and why?
And what if these numbers were applied to all higher education institutions in America? Total enrollment for 2013 according to http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/12/college-enrollment-falls-for-second-year-in-a-row is 19.9 million.
19.9 million * 2.82% is 535,714 students. That is over half a million college students whose dreams are ruined.
The extreme feminists are right about one thing: the culture on America’s colleges would indeed change. Men would all be painfully aware that you can never trust a woman. Feminism just might succeed in bringing all men into their fearful world: all college men should fear that their career opportunities can be stolen from them in a moment’s notice by a false accusation or a ‘retracted consent’, and they have no constitutional rights to defend themselves. If Occidental is a bellwether, their odds of being ruined are 1 in 16.
As members of the faculty of Harvard Law School, we write to voice our strong objections to the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. As teachers responsible for educating our students about due process of law,…we find the new sexual harassment policy inconsistent with many of the most basic principles we teach.
www.bostonglobe.com Signed by the 28