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Title IX Administrators Discuss Emotional Demands Of Job

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 12.23.2014 | College

Richard Baker’s first case as an administrator of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 showed him how different this job was going to be. Th...

Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine

Title IX Blog | Posted 12.16.2014 | College

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against t...

5 Tips to Improve Your Campus Rape-Reporting Experience

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 12.12.2014 | College
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Of course, we sincerely hope that you never need to use our list of helpful tips. But if you do find yourself needing to report a sexual assault some day, perhaps the list will come in handy -- at least as handy as all of the terrible how-to-not-get-raped advice that we've all been given lately.

The University of Virginia and the Risky Illusion of Validity

Harlan Loeb | Posted 12.12.2014 | College
Harlan Loeb

As events continue to unfold at the University of Virginia, we are seeing a common element form in the actions and response from each of the major players involved: the illusion of validity.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Senator Incensed That Writer Labeled 'Rape Apologist' Is Speaking At Michigan State

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.11.2014 | College

Backlash is mounting against Michigan State University for its refusal to cancel a graduation speech by a writer critics call a "rape apologist." ...

Tyler Kingkade

Southern Methodist University Violated Law On Sexual Harassment Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.12.2014 | College

Southern Methodist University violated the federal gender equity law Title IX in its handling of sexual harassment and assault cases on campus, the U....

Title IX Requires Schools Be Involved in Responding to Campus Sexual Assault -- and That's a Good Thing

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Lisa Maatz

Schools' role in responding to campus sexual assault is essential, because students' civil rights -- an equal opportunity to education -- are on the line. I fear, however, that many do not understand that these civil rights concerns stand separate from any criminal proceedings that may or may not transpire.

DOJ Launches Investigation Of University Of New Mexico's Handling Of Sex Assaults

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 12.05.2014 | College

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the University of New Mexico's handling of reported sexual...

Three More Flaws in Harvard's Sexual Harassment Policy

Stephen Henrick | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Stephen Henrick

It would behoove Harvard administrators to include meaningful protections for accused students and consult in advance with those who might identify due process problems before the policy goes live.

The Second Thanksgiving: One Year After Rape

Susanna Vogel | Posted 12.05.2014 | College
Susanna Vogel

I do think that changing how I engage with the past is the key to helping me be a better person. I hope I can take my power back by being peaceful. I hope that I can recognize that while my rape will never be OK, I will be.

Are We Paying Colleges to Train Frat Boys to Take Over the World?

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 11.21.2014 | College
Shay Chan Hodges

Higher education administrators need to recognize and acknowledge that institutionalized gender discrimination -- combined with a sense of privilege and entitlement for men -- cannot be separated from the sexual harassment and misogyny that women experience both on campus and after graduation.

To Harvard and Other Universities: In Protecting Students From Sexual Assault, Don't Disregard Due Process

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Yes, Harvard's previous sexual assault policy was utterly inadequate to protect survivors of sexual misconduct -- as are far too many policies still in place at other American universities. But the new policy goes dangerously far in another direction, and law professors were right to call their university out.

Rebecca Klein

Feds Investigating K-12 School Districts For Mishandling Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

While colleges around the country are facing heightened federal scrutiny about their handling of sexual assault cases, a number of K-12 school distric...

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Northwestern Over Professor's Alleged Sex Assault

The Daily Northwestern | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A federal judge dismissed Thursday a Medill senior’s Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern, ruling the University is not liable because it “took t...

The Hook-Up Culture and Alcohol: Recent Grads Share Their Wisdom with Freshmen Girls

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

This fall I interviewed women who recently graduated from Arizona State, Cal, Dartmouth, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Each woman offered practical wisdom and heartfelt advice.

Beyond Sexual Assault

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

As the country begins to give greater attention to the problem of sexual assault, it is my hope that we will also validate the experiences of young women who have suffered from other forms of abuse.

Sexual Assault Will Not Be Solved by Public Relations

Sofie Karasek | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

After survivors filed federal Title IX and Clery Act complaints against UC Berkeley for sweeping cases under the rug to the U.S. DOE, spearheaded state and federal legislation and created a national dialogue about campus sexual assault, how does UC Berkeley respond? By hiring a few people, making a website and creating posters.

Tyler Kingkade

85 Colleges Are Now Under Federal Investigation For Sexual Assault Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.15.2014 | College

Eighty-five higher education institutions are now under investigation due to concerns with how the schools handle sexual violence on campus, the U.S. ...

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

What We Can Learn From Survivors of Sexual Assault

Donna Hakimian | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Donna Hakimian

No one is immune from the harm that inequity causes, but the good news is that as our societies become more just, everyone benefits.

Wait for It...

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

We needed this break between Apollo program and current missions to send humans to Mars, for three big reasons.

Survey Asking About Students' Sex Lives Is Suspended

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.18.2014 | College

Clemson University suspended a controversial online Title IX training program after students complained the survey wanted to know too much about their...

IX Reasons STEM Needs Title IX: Lessons From Center Court

Janine Ingram | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Janine Ingram

In the same way Title IX completely changed the landscape for girls in sports -- it's time for a full-court press on Girls in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math. Past myths and stereotypes surrounding girls' participation in sports are still applied to STEM today.

Tyler Kingkade

U.S. Ends Ohio State Gender Bias Review Without A Conclusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.18.2014 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced Thursday it was ending a four-year review of Ohio State University's handling of ...

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.