Tag: sexual assault

DeVos Offers a Step Backwards

DeVos Offers a Step Backwards

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09/15/2017

In a speech at George Mason University last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intention to roll back Obama-era guidelines for how universities receiving federal funding handle cases of sexual assault. This editorial board believes that this decision by Secretary DeVos is an errant one and undermines the effort to prevent sexual assault…

Why We Need to #TrustWomen and #DeleteUber

Why We Need to #TrustWomen and #DeleteUber

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02/23/2017

Last weekend, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler posted a blog about her experience with the company’s use of human resources (HR) and managerial tactics to cover up blatant sexual harassment, tactics which are sexist and disgusting. While the CEO of Uber has called for an investigation into this harassment, which Fowler said was not limited…

Task force mobilizes in response to sexual assault survey

Task force mobilizes in response to sexual assault survey

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09/09/2016

The full membership of the Steering Committee of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Task Force met for the first time on Sept. 2. University President John DeGioia called for the formation of the task force in June as a response to the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey, with the goal of formulating and…

Sexual Assault Open Forum addresses gains, concerns

Sexual Assault Open Forum addresses gains, concerns

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04/24/2016

On April 20, six administrators gathered with students to discuss new programs and answer questions pertaining to sexual assault on campus in the third annual Sexual Assault Open Forum. Sponsored by GUSA, Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE), and Take Back the Night, the forum allowed students to ask questions directly to a six-member panel which…

Beyond Title IX: Georgetown’s changing conversation around sexual assault

Beyond Title IX: Georgetown’s changing conversation around sexual assault

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08/30/2015

“The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.” –U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, April 2011 According to Georgetown’s Annual Crime Report, 41 reports of sexual misconduct in 2013-2014 and 46 in 2014-2015…

Higher Edge: Colleges shouldn’t get IX lives

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10/02/2014

The White House’s star-studded “It’s On Us” campaign may have made headlines this month, but it’s far from being the only step in recent times to combat sexual assault on college campuses. As Georgetown was sending detailed emails explaining its existing process for addressing sexual misconduct, other universities were drastically changing theirs to comply with—and…

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