Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… on aims to accomplish,” she stated. In the House, Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, is today introducing her own bill, dubbed the Hold Accountable a …"

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.

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 "Education":

"… ouse Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Consisting of the Education and Justice Department secretaries, among other administration officials, …"

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 "Chellie Pingree":

"… not all maintained in one place,” Schroeder said. Because of this, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, introduced the 2013 Ruth Moore Act, which aims to make it easier …"

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.

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 "athlete":

"… ual assault.In August 2010, 19-year-old freshman Lizzy Seeberg accused the athlete of sexually assaulting her in his dorm. She filed a report with campus pol …"

"… ence.But “the old rules still apply if [the alleged assailant is] a star athlete or a student president…Corruption still exists in those cases,” he say …"

"… ral climate surrounding these cases is tense— especially those involving athletes. They are, after all, popular public figures who may be pivotal to the re …"

"… turn to Lizzy Seeberg and that Notre Dame football player.“Until college athletes are handled differently,” Dunn says, “nothing has changed.” …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clery Act":

"… ts improper disclosure of personal information from education records; the Clery Act, which requires colleges to disclose information about crime and security …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Assault":

"… dean for student and campus life at Reed, co-chairs the college’s Sexual Assault Task Force and that, “his experience and expertise have enhanced the col …"

"… aterials and student training, hiring a student coordinator for the Sexual Assault Task Force and convening a student-staff-faculty committee on sexual assau …"

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 "Clery Act":

"… d in a $350,000 fine against the university for multiple violations of the Clery Act — the federal campus-crime reporting act that also provides key rights t …"

"… riello’s proposed Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act would amend the Clery Act to strengthen campus policies and procedures regarding cases of campus sex …"

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "staff writer":

"… nifer Peebles is a deputy editor for Texas Watchdog. Kristen Lombardi is a staff writer for the Center for Public Integrity. Kristin Jones, staff writer for the C …"

"… ardi is a staff writer for the Center for Public Integrity. Kristin Jones, staff writer for the Center for Public Integrity, contributed to this story. …"

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 "athlete":

"… other rowing season, and glide into another spring as a celebrated college athlete.The university said a police investigation and the alleged victim’s obje …"

"… fter the alleged rape by two teammates, she said, made the already-slender athlete lose weight and sleep. But even as her crew career fell apart, she didn’ …"

"… in the case before deciding not to take any action against the fourth-year athlete, according to OCR’s investigation.Jones said “she was not pursuing the …"

"… Dunn said he told her at a November 2005 party. “You won’t win.”The athlete’s aggression toward his alleged victim at that party led its hosts to di …"

A lack of consequences for sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

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

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Europe":

"… tuition scholarship and derailing his academic career and plan to study in Europe, he says. He went back to his native Jamaica, feeling betrayed by his form …"

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 "Sexual assault":

"… erviewed 33 women who reported being sexually assaulted by other students. Sexual assault includes not only rape, but also a variety of sexual offenses. Crisis cou …"

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 …"

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 …"

Understanding the law

By iWatch News

Understanding the law about sexual assault on campus

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clery Act":

"… rs; its most significant amendments have come from the 1990 passage of the Clery Act (see below).Interpretation of the law has long proven controversial. Congr …"

"… lery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)The Clery Act became law in November 1990. It grew out of the grisly rape …"

"… e of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)The Clery Act became law in November 1990. It grew out of the grisly rape and murder, in …"

"… occurring on campus in the three years before their daughter’s death.The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financi …"

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"… be high, and also partly why so few are ever successfully prosecuted. New England Center for Investigative Reporting  Campus Sexual Assaults: Few …"

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