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.
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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 laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process and anti-male continues, this list grows.
Kyle Carrington, a former Liberty University football player, has filed suit against LU, its spokesman Len Stevens and the accuser who made sexual assault allegations against him. Carrington joins former Flames Cameron Jackson and Avery James in suing Liberty, Stevens and the accuser in separate lawsuits related to the sexual assault claim and subsequent LU investigation. “Mr. Carrington’s primary goal is to clear his good name. He also desires to be properly compensated for the damage that has been done to his future and his reputation,” Rebecca Wetzel, Carrington’s attorney.
newsadvance.com By Josh Moody
A second football player caught up in a Title IX investigation at Liberty University has sued the school, university spokesman Len Stevens, and the accuser who brought sexual assault allegations against him. Avery James, a former Flames defensive back, filed suit alleging violation of his Title IX rights by Liberty, two counts of defamation by LU, two counts of defamation against Stevens, and two counts of defamation against the former LU student athlete who accused him and two other football players of sexual assault related to an incident dating back to August 2015. James is seeking a total of $100.2 million in damages from the three defendants.
newsadvance.com By Josh Moody
St. Scholastica is facing legal trouble for its alleged response to a sexual assault. John Doe the accused, filed a federal lawsuit claiming the school’s policies state that investigations of sexual misconduct are to be conducted by trained investigators. But Doe alleged those who investigated are experts in educational decisions, not allegations such as this. According to Doe, the woman threatened to press charges if he continued to fight for his rights. Doe claimed he reported this retaliation to the school, and that the school ignored him.
In a 2012 resolution agreement with the OCR, Yale became the nation’s only university required to document all sexual assault allegations on campus. The university “uses a more expansive definition of sexual assault” and “assigns complaints to general categories such as ‘sexual assault’ that encompass broad ranges of behavior.” Only 3.7 percent (1 of 27) of Yale accusers who say they were sexually assaulted reported that offense to the police. All others went to the Title IX office. Title IX tribunals function as de facto substitutes for law enforcement and only heighten the importance of their failure to provide fair procedures.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
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
A Title IX investigation resulted in Matt Boermeester’s dismissal from the football team and left Zoe Katz fearful—of the school, not her boyfriend…Zoe Katz, a 22-year-old college student, waited six months to go public with her side of the scandal that’s darkened her senior year at the University of Southern California. She waited not because she fears retribution from an abusive partner, as her school’s Title IX office reportedly insists. But, by her own account, because she was (and remains) afraid of recrimination from the Title IX office that investigated and suspended her boyfriend, a member of the football team, for “abusing” her—an allegation she firmly denies. “I want to be very clear that I have never been abused, assaulted or otherwise mistreated by Matt,” she wrote in a two-page statement
weeklystandard.com By Alice B. Lloyd
The Claremont Independent uncovered a March court order that found Sandra Vasquez (New Dean and Title IX Coordinator at Pitzer College) hid “material evidence” from a male falsely accused of “relationship violence” when she was associate dean of students and director of judicial affairs at the University of California-Santa Barbara. The Independent said it also learned the Dept. of ED is investigating Vasquez’s alleged discrimination against the “low-income, minority student” as potential Title IX and Title VI violations. Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderle’s order against UCSB makes Vasquez and other officials who handled the “John Doe” case sound almost like cartoon villains.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Most people think of Title IX in relation to women’s access to college sports, but in fact it mandates gender equity in all aspects of higher education. Under Obama’s DoE’s Office of Civil Rights, instructions were issued to all Universities (public and private) to agressively pursue sexual harassment/assault allegations under Title IX. Schools were given vague guidelines about how to proceed, and faced pricey compliance reviews if they showed insufficient vigor in ferreting out misconduct. But many Title IX cases have nothing to do with assault or sexual harassment. I learned this first hand when I unexpectedly faced a complaint last year.
quillette.com By Nicholas Wolfinger
Put on suicide watch, tried and convicted in absentia…A Texas A&M University cadet says he was suspended following sexual misconduct charges he never got to see – because he was hospitalized. A federal lawsuit claims “John Doe” was unable to “meaningfully defend himself” when Title IX investigators refused to reschedule a conduct meeting that would have revealed the specific accusations of his partner, with whom he had an open sexual relationship.“ At all times John Doe was deemed guilty” says the suit. “This extreme and severe sanction was not warranted in light of the lack of evidence.” When John was permitted access to a computer from in-patient treatment, he learned he had been found responsible on all charges: sexual contact, sexual abuse, dating violence and “Conduct Unbecoming a Cadet.”
thecollegefix.com By Kayla Schierbecker