Recently, journalists from across the country have rushed to defend campus rapists and allowed men's rights activists to successfully infiltrate op-ed columns. For those of us who are survivors of sexual assault, we haven't been nearly as lucky.
The crisis of sexual assault on campus is very real, but likely not what you understand it to be. Some parents have conveniently brushed-off what has tragically escalated to a weekly flow of news stories about a rape at this college or that college.
The crust is not as thin as that at Pepe's in New Haven, and the ovens are evidently metal, not brick. But whenever I visit, Casa Bianca reminds me a little bit of home. And I suspect the same was once true for President Obama.
The anti-apartheid divestment protest at Occidental was one of the most formative moments of his life. It was the beginning of a trajectory that led him from student, to community organizer, to law professor, to politician and eventually to the White House.
The story of that song, which has became an international anthem for human rights, reveals the civil rights movement's remarkable and complex tapestry and its lasting influence.
During the coming weeks, hundreds of thousands of incoming college students will attend orientations, start classes, and join an institution where an estimated 20-25% percent of women and 15% of men are survivors of sexual assault.
The word "divest" was like a dog whistle to campus activists who've been pushing their colleges and universities to rid their endowments of stock in companies that are part of the fossil fuel industry.
by Idris Brewster He merely tapped my shoulder. His voice was calm and even friendly, but the words were frightening: "Give me everything you have o...
It is a very powerful statement coming from a faculty united in defense of survivors of sexual assault and their allies. We now wait to see how the college president, Jonathan Veitch, moves forward.
Have others experienced the same type of hazing or discrimination on campus? Spread the word! You don't need to explain every detail of your situation, and you can even remain anonymous by using social media.
we will no longer live in a world in which going to college increases one's risk of sexual assault, in which administrations promote rape myths and stoke rape culture, in which reporting a sexual crime exposes you to further trauma and betrayal.
There will be a day when honest, transparent, and fair reporting and adjudication of sexual assaults will be the norm. That day is coming, and we want Oxy to get there first.
A student-faculty coalition at Occidental College in Los Angeles is gaining national attention for standing up to campus administrators in the wake of yet another example of colleges and universities across the country mishandling reports of sexual assault.
When one thinks of blacksmiths, what's typically conjured is the image of crusty old fellas in overalls scratching beards with soot-covered hands. What we don't typically imagine is anything contemporary, particularly artistic or, certainly, female. Until now.
One of the best parts of college are those crazy nights where everyone participates in a tradition, from naked bike rides to midnight chants. Today's...
Samantha Power was a key influence on Barack Obama during the period when he was still in the Senate. She issued a challenge in May: Use technology, but do not let it use you.