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64 Colleges Are Under Now Investigation For Their Handling Of Sexual Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.30.2014 | College

Sixty-four colleges and universities are under federal investigation over concerns about how they handled sexual assault cases on campus. The U.S. ...

Tyler Kingkade

Feds Clear Hanover College Of Retaliation In Sexual Assault Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.02.2014 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights closed a Title IX investigation of Hanover College last month having found insufficient inf...

Campus Was Engaged In Sex Discrimination, Feds Say

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.09.2014 | College

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute and the Obama administration announced an agreement Friday to address what the government calle...

A Tale of Two Montanas: The Department of Education's Title IX Enforcement Hypocrisy

Stephen Henrick | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Stephen Henrick

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") is the federal agency responsible for enforcing Title IX, a law that requires disci...

Christian University Under Federal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.29.2013 | College

Cedarville University, a Christian institution in southwest Ohio, revealed late last week it is under review by the U.S. Department of Education's Off...

Tyler Kingkade

Feds Face Pressure To Change College Sexual Harassment Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.17.2013 | College

The federal government is facing pressure from civil-liberties advocates to back down from a policy meant to curb sexual harassment at colleges and un...

Tyler Kingkade

Elite Colleges Accused Of Mishandling Sexual Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.24.2013 | College

When University of Southern California student Tucker Reed was sexually assaulted in 2010, she turned to school officials. But instead of helping to b...

Feds Put Colleges With On Notice Over Retaliation

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.03.2013 | College

The U.S. Department of Education released a "Dear Colleague" letter last week that warns schools not to attempt retaliation against anyone who alleges...

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Diverse Coalition Urges Department of Education to Protect Freedom of Speech on Campus

Adam Kissel | Posted 03.07.2012 | College
Adam Kissel

Colleges are all over the map when they try to come up with their own definitions of sexual harassment. Our research has found hundreds of distinct formulations and examples, a large number of which are unconstitutional.

Congress Works to Prevent Sexual Violence at College

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Sexual violence diminishes the value of the more than $40 billion taxpayers invest in federal student aid for higher education every school year. Many women who are the victim of a completed or attempted rape interrupt or even end their education as a result.

Standing Up for Due Process on Campus = "Sticking Up for Penises Everywhere?"

Adam Kissel | Posted 10.30.2011 | College
Adam Kissel

Lower standards of evidence will likely produce more guilty findings -- not just of the guilty, but also the innocent. When verdicts are wrong, the cause of justice on campus is ill-served.

Fraternities: Disastrous for Free Speech on Campus?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Make no mistake, the dilemmas posed by fraternity incidents have ramifications far beyond Greek life. The free speech controversies posed by fraternities -- and the responses to them -- often threaten the free speech rights of all students.

The Department of Education, Yale, And the New Threat to Free Speech on Campus

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.15.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Since the 1980s, harassment policies have been the main vehicle for campus speech codes -- that is, collegiate policies that restrict speech protected by the First Amendment.