University of California-Berkeley and University of Michigan announced new sexual misconduct policies…as expected, the new policies provide few due process protections for accused students.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
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.
The spectacle of Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” walking on stage at graduation carrying her mattress, may have been more than Paul Nungesser could take. So Nungesser sued, based upon his claim of protection against sex discrimination under Title IX. Now, his suit has been dismissed on motion by Judge Woods… what gives rise to disappointment is the manifest disconnect between how the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, and the colleges that have applied its “guidance,” has abused Title IX for its own political agenda, where Nungesser was denied the ability to do the same.
blog.simplejustice.us By Scott H. Greenfield
By all rights, Jack Montague should be in Providence, RI, on Thursday, leading Yale against Baylor in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1962. Instead, he’ll be watching the game on TV — and pondering his lawsuit after Yale expelled him just three months before graduation.
With new manual of protocols, University of Texas System instructs its police officers to base sexual assault investigations in neuroscience. To quote Christina H. Sommers tweet, “reads like blueprint for sexual police state. Fake stats and bogus neuroscience.”
insidehighered.com By Jake New
Jack Montague, captain of Yale’s basketball team, has been expelled from the university on some sort of sex charge- there’s no reason to trust that Yale’s deeply unfair process got the decision right…Yale’s procedures deny an accused student a meaningful attempt to prove his innocence. At Yale, the critical procedural obstacles for an accused student include a denial of direct cross-examination of the accuser; the lack of any meaningful right to legal representation in the disciplinary process; and severe restrictions on the amount of evidence he can possess.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
The case began as a crusade against everything that was wrong with racial and sexual tension at southern universities and athletic programs and many in the media took up the torch against Duke’s lacrosse players. They were vilified nationally for months. In the end, they were found to be completely innocent and were vindicated despite the fact that their lives had been ruined.
As undergraduates at one of the most elite universities in the country, it seems like we have to prove that we are exceptional in every way, from our academic prowess, to how sexually victimized we are. This is ridiculous. The incredulity that people feel after reading a fallacious analysis of a statistic isn’t good.
columbiaspectator.com By Toni Airaksinen
The University received 78 complaints of sexual misconduct — an all-time high since Yale began publishing records of its complaints in 2011
yaledailynews.com By Monica Wang
During the hearing, one of the panelists scribbled a note that reflected the contemptuous approach often seen toward due process at the campus level: “Also ->this is NOT a court. We don’t have to do things like in law school.” UC policy prohibited him from directly cross-examining his accuser, the hearing panel refused to examine either the surveillance video of the students walking into the dorm or text messages from the accusers’ phones. A fair process that might determine the truth, UC filings suggested, is beyond the legal obligations for any university.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
University of California has polices that turn sex between two college students into a legal event that really should be monitored by two lawyers. “The only way to prove one followed such a policy is to videotape the encounter, but now, California colleges are making such recordings a violation of school policy,”
patriotpost.us By Dan Gilmore