Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ution’s operating budget. Both bills would also increase funding for the Education Department to hire more Title IX and Clery Act investigators, and force th …"

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

"… roblem, issuing new guidance and launching a new website. Within days, the Education Department released for the first time a list of every college and univers …"

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 "law enforcement":

"… d sexual assault in years, and that coordination between campuses and area law enforcement agencies was weak.  …"

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

White House task force issues recommendations to combat vexing problem.

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 "Rape":

"… that one in five women have become a victim while in college. Entitled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” the 38-page report detail …"

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 "Rape":

"… very traumatizing,” said Jennifer Norris, an advocate with the Military Rape Crisis Center who was assaulted while serving with the Air Force and Air N …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… ions of misconduct at its Lackland training headquarters near San Antonio, Texas. Instructors were found to have sexually harassed, improperly touched or r …"

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.

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":

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

"… authorization of VAWA that incorporates, as Section 304, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, known as Campus SaVE. The final tally came after lawmaker …"

"… 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 …"

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

Excerpts from this story referencing "Montana":

"… step of joining the Justice Department in examining how the University of Montana, as well as local law enforcement, handle campus rape allegations — afte …"

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.

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'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… s judicial boards to decide the fate of their assailants. …"

"… rance with Vice President Joe Biden at the University of New Hampshire.The Education Department, meanwhile, is issuing the first federal guidelines for sc …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Seattle":

"… t. InvestigateWest is a nonprofit investigative journalism center based in Seattle. For information on how you can support independent investigative reportin …"

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.

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 "U.S. Department of Education":

"… tiate similar actions against three more universities in the next year. …"

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 "Violence":

"… authorities.Susan Carbon, director of the Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women, told the hearing about the pervasive underreporting of sexu …"

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 "Education":

"… ary proceedings, as well as subsequent findings and sanctions, to the U.S. Education Department. Other provisions would bolster that department’s enforcement …"

"… s, we have proof … that these reforms are needed,” he tells PaperTrail.Education Department officials have already promised to ramp up enforcement of Title …"

'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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Facebook":

"… d of a friend of his. The two had chatted on what police would call “The Facebook” and played pool together at a local nightspot. During the 2004 Thanksgi …"

Lax enforcement of Title IX in campus sexual assault cases

By Kristin Jones

Feeble watchdog leaves students at risk, critics say

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 "Education":

"… ination of 10 years of complaints filed against institutions with the U.S. Education Department under Title IX and the Clery Act. The probe reve …"

"… An examination of Title IX complaints filed against institutions with the Education Department revealed similar patterns: Eight students whose complaints stem …"

"… sex offender,” says Brett Sokolow, of the National Center on Higher Education Risk Management, which consults schools on sexual assault policies. “So …"

"… that says you have to educate the offender,” says Sokolow, of the Higher Education Risk Management Center. And when punishment fails to fulfill these obligat …"

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 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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Violence":

"… t statistics were artificially high. The director of the school’s Campus Violence Prevention Program, Jennifer Beeman, had submitted numbers to the federal …"

"… was a repeat recipient of a Justice Department grant through the Office On Violence Against Women, intended in part to increase reporting of sexual assault. T …"

"… f 108 sex offense reports over three years.A spokesperson at the Office On Violence Against Women said that sexual assault statistics are not part of the appl …"

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

By Kristin Jones

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ations of 10 years worth of complaints filed against institutions with the Education Department under Title IX and the Clery Act, as well as a survey of 152 cr …"

"… dent of the national organization Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), says most colleges and universities want to be “responsive and …"

"… yee complaints.” The law leaves room for interpretation, and in 2001 the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights issued additional guidance. If a sch …"

"… e in the Center’s review of 214 investigations in the past decade by the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights into suspected Title IX violations i …"

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 "Education":

"… discovered to be doing just that. Five years later, the U.S. Department of Education has yet to finish its review; a department spokesperson declined to commen …"

"… lly. Nearly half of the 25 Clery complaint investigations conducted by the Education Department over the past decade determined that schools were omitting sexu …"

"… ” says David Bergeron of the department’s Office of Postsecondary Education, which monitors Clery compliance. Still, 27 colleges reported one or two n …"

"… attitudes, which she attributes to improved training and guidance from the Education Department. These days, she says, “There are less intentional and egregi …"

Sexual Assault on Campus Shrouded in Secrecy

By Kristen Lombardi

Sexual Assault on Campus Shrouded in Secrecy

Excerpts from this story referencing "University of California":

"… seeking comment.Rue now works as vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of California, San Diego. In an August 2005 letter addressed to UVA’s associate genera …"

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Understanding the law about sexual assault on campus

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