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Do Campus Courts Help When It Comes To Sexual Assault Cases?

HuffPost Live | Tyler Kingkade | December 16, 2014 | College
Campus sexual assault has dominated headlines in 2014, with the White House heightening the pressure on colleges to get tough on crime. Is this at the expense of liberty? We look at campus hearings and ask if they're creating a new kind of injustice.

The Young Women Who Are In Love And Happy -- But Never Orgasm With Their Partners

Catherine Pearson | December 16, 2014 | Women
They're young, in love, and committed to their relationships -- but some women never orgasm with their partners. Lisa, 21, met and fell in love with her husband when she was just 16 and he was 19. The Arkansas native thought...

AFT Launches Petition To Push College Sexual Assault Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | December 16, 2014 | College
The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country's largest teacher's unions, launched a petition Monday to urge the incoming Republican Congressional leadership to take up proposed campus sexual assault legislation. The petition came the same day as AFT President Randi Weingarten revealed her college sexual...

Anti-Rape Student Activists Protest Fee Columbia Charged Them With A Mattress Check

Tyler Kingkade | December 15, 2014 | College
A group of Columbia University students on Monday dumped a mattress designed to look like a check at the school president's office, protesting a fee the school charged them after an anti-rape campus demonstration several weeks ago. Columbia students have gathered multiple times on the Manhattan-based campus...

Spelman College Halts Professorship Bearing Bill Cosby's Name

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | December 16, 2014 | Black Voices
ATLANTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A women's college in Atlanta has suspended a visiting professor program named for comedian Bill Cosby and his wife amid allegations from more than a dozen women that the entertainer drugged and sexually assaulted them. Spelman College created the William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby...

4 Ways For Out-Of-State Students To Get In-State Tuition

| Jessica Kane | December 15, 2014 | Teen
So you just got into this fantastic college that makes your parents sigh with relief. There's just one catch—you're an out-of-state student, and the tuition that you have to pay makes you cringe every time you look at the long line of digits. If you cry a little inside just...

The 15 Phases Of Your Failed New Year's Resolution

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | December 15, 2014 | Teen
2015's your year. Your Instagram's going to go viral and you're going to set the track team mile record and it's going to be the best 365 days of your life. Or something like that. Everybody acts like the New Year = a new you, and it's the moment to...

AFT President Randi Weingarten Speaks Out On Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | December 15, 2014 | College
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, opened up this week about her experience with sexual assault and spoke about what teachers can do to support survivors and prevent such incidents. In a first-person account that appeared on Jezebel Monday, Weingarten wrote about her time interning...

Where To Go For All Your Questions About Getting Birth Control Without A Prescription

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | December 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
Advocates for over-the-counter access to oral contraceptives recently launched a website devoted to spreading informing about efforts to make birth control available without a prescription. The Free The Pill website, which went live Dec. 13, also provides answers to questions about safety and insurance, in addition to...

Sexual Assault Statistics Can Be Confusing, But They're Not The Point

Tyler Kingkade | December 15, 2014 | College
One in 4. One in 5. One in 10. One in 40. There are a lot of statistics that get thrown around about how many women are sexually assaulted on campus, and last week the U.S. Department of Justice added more data to the mix. Called the National...

J.K. Rowling Only Feels Guilty About One 'Harry Potter' Death

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
If you're still mourning the loss of Dumbledore or the heartbreaking demise of Sirius Black, Dobby and Fred Weasley, well, you're not about to get any closure. But still, there is one Harry Potter death J.K. Rowling regrets. Remember Florean Fortescue, the owner of the ice cream parlor in Diagon...

For Victims Of Sexual Assault, There's Little Incentive To Come Forward -- Besides 'Justice'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | December 15, 2014 | Women
Given the emotional turmoil and shame attached to rape, it's hard enough for women to come forward once they've been sexually assaulted. Add in the all-too-common charge that these women are misrepresenting their experiences in the hopes of making money -- not to mention the ways in which...

Artist Collective Takes Responsibility For UC Berkeley Lynching Effigies

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | December 15, 2014 | Arts
Over the weekend, three cutout sculptures of black individuals hanging from nooses were discovered on campus at University of California, Berkeley. Each effigy contained the message "can’t breathe," referencing the last words Eric Garner spoke before he died at the hands of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo....

Guy Leaves Very Specific Note To Stop Christmas Carolers From Showing Up At His House

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | December 15, 2014 | Comedy
Listen, this guy's just sayin', if you come to his house to carol, he may not have pants on. Joking or not, this is the perfect note to leave on your door if you want to avoid Christmas carolers this holiday season. It's thoughtful, it's thorough and it...

Meet The 2015 Heisman Trophy Contenders

Chris Greenberg | December 15, 2014 | Sports
By Dave Miller, National Football Post Marcus Mariota cruised to a Heisman Trophy victory on Saturday night in New York City, as he claimed the 80th edition of the award by receiving twice as many points as second-place finisher Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin. Alabama...

Harvard Grad Allegedly Pulled Over For Playing 'F--k The Police'

Simon McCormack | December 15, 2014 | Crime
A Harvard University graduate and current law school student said that, on Thanksgiving morning, he was pulled over for blasting N.W.A.'s anti-cop anthem "F--k the Police." Cesar Baldelomar, 26, said he was driving in Hialeah, Florida when the N.W.A. song came on his radio, according to the Miami...

The 23 Best Albums Of 2014

Jessica Goodman | December 15, 2014 | Entertainment
HuffPost Entertainment's Jessica Goodman and Ryan Kristobak pick their favorite albums of the year, in no particular order. "LP1" by FKA Twigs We’ll be bold: FKA Twigs is the most interesting artist of the year. Her creepy, sensual debut album quickly became our...

Rolling Stone Writer Contacting UVA Students As Magazine Reviews Disputed Article

Michael Calderone | December 15, 2014 | Media
NEW YORK -- Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of a now-disputed Rolling Stone story on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, hasn’t spoken publicly as her explosive story has unraveled over the past two weeks. While Erdely has ignored interview requests, including from The...

8 Surprising (And Scientifically Proven) Things That Lead To A Lasting Marriage

Amanda Scherker | December 15, 2014 | Weddings
Finding and keeping a lifelong love can feel like a crapshoot. No matter how madly in love you may be, maintaining a marriage is never easy. And while you may know that sex, trust and compassion are crucial to keeping the flame alive, you may not be clued...

New Apple Commercial Reminds Us Exactly Why We're Excited For The Holidays

Alanna Vagianos | December 15, 2014 | Women
Grab those tissues, this one's definitely a tear-jerker. In the new Apple commercial "The Song," a young woman finds an old recording of her grandmother singing to her grandfather. With a handful of conveniently-placed Apple products, the granddaughter creates a duet of her singing Nat King Cole's...
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