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Columbia University Settles With Student Cast As a Rapist In Fellow Student’s Mattress Art Project

It was a performance art piece that became famous: A woman who felt that Columbia University had mishandled her charge of rape against a fellow student turned that anger into her senior arts thesis, a yearlong project in which she carried a 50-pound mattress whenever she was on the Morningside Heights campus. (more…)

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Trump Education Dept. Official Apologizes After Saying Most Campus Sexual Assault Accusations Come After Breakups and Drunken Sex

On the eve of potentially pivotal meetings Thursday about campus sexual assault with advocates for both victims and the accused, the woman who organized the listening sessions is facing intense scrutiny for saying in an interview that most sexual assault accusations on college campuses come after drunken hookups and bad breakups. (more…)

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California Lawmakers Pass Rape Bill Inspired By Stanford Swimmer Case

California lawmakers, responding to outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, passed legislation on Monday closing a loophole that allowed the sentence. (more…)

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Baylor junior Julieth Reyes covers her mouth with tape during a June 3 rally of current and former Baylor students warning of sexual assaults on and off the Waco, Texas campus. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)

Shocking Number of Male College Students Admit to Forcing Females Into Sex

Campus sexual assault scandals have practically become routine. The most recent one to make the news led to the firing of Baylor University's head football coach and the demotion, and then departure, of its president. A new study, published last week in the journal Violence Against Women, suggests that sexual

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Morehouse College in Atlanta. Like Spelman College, a historically black institution for women, it is part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. (Credit: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Protests Held, Investigations Launched at Spelman and Morehouse After Twitter Account Allegedly Recounts Student’s Gang Rape

A series of anonymous tweets purporting to recount the gang rape of a Spelman College freshman by four students from Morehouse College has spurred two investigations and set off protests at both Atlanta institutions, becoming the latest flashpoint in the debate over sexual assaults on American campuses. (more…)

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Florida State University in Trouble for Reporting Only 9 Out of 113 Rapes on Campus

In court papers that Florida State University fought to keep confidential, the former director of the school’s Victim Advocate Office testified that in 2014, a total of 113 students reported being sexually battered — which is the same as rape in Florida — while the college reported only nine cases

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Jameis Winston at NFL Combine (Photo: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill Tells NFL Teams to Watch “The Hunting Ground” Documentary Before They Draft Jameis Winston

As NFL teams do their due diligence on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, a U.S. Senator suggested Thursday that front office personnel consider viewing a documentary in which a rape allegation against Winston is included. (more…)

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Camille Paglia says Young Women of Today Do Not Understand the Evil Lust in Men, the Fragility of Civilization, or the Constant Nearness of Savage Nature on College Campuses and Elsewhere

by Camille Paglia  The disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham two weeks ago is the latest in a long series of girls-gone-missing cases that often end tragically. A 32-year-old, 270-pound former football player who fled to Texas has been returned to Virginia and charged with “abduction with intent to defile.”

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Michael Daly of The Daily Beast Asks, Did Liberty University Make it Too Hard to Prosecute Jesse Matthews When he Was Accused of Rape 12 Years Ago? And Did that Contribute to the Disappearance of Hannah Graham?

When Jesse Matthew was accused of rape 12 years ago, did Liberty University make it too hard to prosecute him? And did that contribute to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham? (more…)

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