Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Joe Biden":

"… fronts to curb what everyone from President Barack Obama to Vice President Joe Biden to Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called an “epidemic” of sexual …"

New scrutiny on campus sexual violence highlights Center findings

By Gordon Witkin

New efforts are aimed at both assisting schools and putting pressure on them to assist victims of sexual violence.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ement data on campus sexual assault. In early May, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of the 55 higher Education ins …"

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

White House task force issues recommendations to combat vexing problem.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":


"… sexual violence on college campuses. The interagency group, which includes Education secretary Arne Duncan and attorney general Eric Holder, among other senior …"

"… will also give students information to help them file complaints with the Education and Justice departments, among other resources. Justice officials will de …"

"… administrators who investigate and adjudicate sexual assault cases; their Education counterparts will prepare similar materials to train campus health center …"

Obama moves to address campus sex assault issues raised by Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

President creates task force to help protect students from sexual violence

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… sk force to make policy recommendations in 90 days.    …"

One-fifth of female veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan show signs of sexual trauma

By Caitlin Cruz and Asha Anchan

News21 investigation reveals that the VA is struggling to deal with female vets who have been sexually assaulted.

Excerpts from this story referencing "advocate":

"… . “The assault itself is very traumatizing,” said Jennifer Norris, an advocate with the Military Rape Crisis Center who was assaulted while serving with …"

Washington fury over military sexual assaults hits the Pentagon

By Richard H.P. Sia and Douglas Birch

President Obama calls for punishing, firing or discharging those involved.

New sexual assault trouble in the Air Force

By Richard H.P. Sia

An officer responsible for stopping AF sexual assaults is accused of that offense

Report details lives ruined for children put on sex-offender registries

By Susan Ferriss

Human Rights Watch investigates how minors, even for innocuous offenses, can end up on sex-offender registries for life.

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… llegations.   In 2009 and 2010, the Center – in collaboration with NPR – did a series of investigative pieces entitled “Sexual Assault on Cam …"

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

Measure takes on issues raised by Center probe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Violence Against Women Act":

"… s sexual violence on Thursday, including it in a bipartisan renewal of the Violence Against Women Act following months of congressional gridlock. The Senate has already approve …"

"… s, say they are stunned — and delighted — by the sudden passage of the Violence Against Women Act, following weeks of legislative stalemate. Many of them were walking the h …"

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… done in collaboration with National Public Radio — shed light on what Education Department officials have since called “an epidemic of sexual violence …"

"… cal evidence and eyewitness testimony are often lacking.In April 2011, the Education Department’s civil rights office unveiled its most thorough guidance on …"

"… evidence standards. Groups like the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which advocates for free speech and due process, have penned multiple let …"

"… lements have emerged from “compliance reviews” that were pushed by the Education Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, Russlynn Ali, who ste …"

Justice Department launches probe into sexual assault at the University of Montana

By Gordon Witkin

Inquiry will look at handling of sexual assault cases at University of Montana.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Montana":

"… handled a series of recent sexual assault allegations at the University of Montana. The adjudication of sexual assault cases on college campuses was the subj …"

"… ttern or practice investigation focusing on allegations that University of Montana Office of Public Safety, the Missoula Police Department and the Missoula C …"

Reed College still struggling with campus sexual assault policies

By Lee van der Voo

Reed College, an elite Oregon school, is struggling to put the the debate over campus sexual assault policies to rest

IMPACT: Official calls mishandling of sexual assault cases 'staggering'

By Sarah Favot

Official blames colleges for 'misplaced sense of values and priorities'

Portland college students demand changes in sexual assault process

By Lee van der Voo

Students at Portland's Reed College demand changes to the school's approach to sexual assault allegations.

Biden, Duncan highlight new federal guidance on campus sex assault probes

By Kristen Lombardi

Obama administration hopes new policies will address problems raised by Center series.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… ing for months.Back in February 2010, the Center — in collaboration with NPR — reported that the OCR rarely investigates complaints like th …"

The Center’s impact in 2010

By Bill Buzenberg

The true value of an investigative story is not measured in Web hits, media partners or awards – it’s whether our reports help improve the w

Education Department touts settlement as ‘model’ for campus sex assault policies

By Kristen Lombardi

The U.S. Department of Education says two recent settlements will serve as a new model for how colleges, universities, and the department de

Excerpts from this story referencing "Security":

"… d student conduct administrators. But Daniel Carter, of the advocacy group Security on Campus, points out that the settlements cannot truly address the big-pi …"

Center's campus assault series part of Congressional hearing record

By Caitlin Ginley

The Center for Public Integrity’s Sexual Assault on Campus became part of the official record of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing tod

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Justice":

"… t.Carter’s testimony pointed to the Center’s findings, as well as to a Department of Justice statistic that fewer than five percent of female undergraduates who have b …"

Continuing impact from Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And as commemorating events get underway nationwide, the Center for Public Integrity’s recent proje

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clery Act":

"… rculating a draft of proposed amendments to two federal laws, known as the Clery Act and Title IX, which require schools to respond to claims of sexual assault …"

'Undetected rapists' on campus: A troubling plague of repeat offenders

By Jennifer Peebles and Kristen Lombardi

A chilling case of sexual assault at Texas A&M

Lax enforcement of Title IX in campus sexual assault cases

By Kristin Jones

Feeble watchdog leaves students at risk, critics say

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Justice":

"… shington state, and a former attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. “ ‘They’re not going to go after you.’ ”When Dunn left the crew …"

An uncommon outcome at Holy Cross

By Kristin Jones

Expulsion rarely results from college disciplinary actions in sexual assault cases, making the Holy Cross case a notable exception.

A lack of consequences for sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

Students found “responsible” for sexual assault face modest penalties, while victims are traumatized

Excerpts from this story referencing "Justice Department":

"… ngs at institutions of higher education nationwide. Maintained by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, it includes information on about 130 …"

"… al disciplinary actions doled out by schools that report statistics to the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women amounted to minor sanctions, although …"

"… colleges rarely expel culpable students in these cases — even though the Justice Department encourages its campus grant recipients to train judicial panels to hand do …"

A curious anomaly at UC Davis

By Kristin Jones

Our nine-month investigation into sexual assault on campus has made one thing clear: the federal records on campus sex offenses fail to capt

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

By Kristin Jones

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… at four institutions — Eastern Michigan University, St Mary’s College (Indiana), Clemson University, and Salem International University (West Virginia) …"

Campus Sexual Assault Statistics Don’t Add Up

By Kristen Lombardi and Kristin Jones

Troubling Discrepancies in Clery Act Numbers

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clery Act":

"… les in the federal mandatory campus crime reporting law, known as the Clery Act, are causing systematic problems in accurately documenting the total numbe …"

"… and universities are ducking bad publicity by exploiting weaknesses in the Clery Act and ignoring their clinic numbers, thus keeping official statistics low. …"

"… official data] tells a story that is understandable.”Clery ConfusionThe Clery Act requires some 7,500 colleges and universities — nearly 4,000 of whi …"

"… s reported crime statistics in a manner that was fully consistent with the Clery Act.” A Center examination of 10 years worth of complaints filed against ins …"

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