Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ederal initiatives aimed at tackling the issue — the focus of a landmark Center for Public Integrity investigation. At a morning press conference attended by students and vic …"

"… s problems highlighted in an investigation of campus sexual assault by the Center for Public Integrity. Published in a six-part series starting in 2009, “Sexual Assault on Cam …"

"… Congress deal more with the gaps in federal enforcement identified by the Center for Public Integrity,” said Daniel Carter, a long-time victims’ advocate now with the VTV F …"

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.

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American military":

"… tive-duty women and 1.2 percent of the men in the 2.2 million member  American military. The president, when asked about the report during a press conference wit …"

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 "Virginia":

"… being arrested last weekend on charges of sexually assaulting a woman in a Virginia parking lot. It was the latest in a series of embarrassments for the servi …"

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 "Yale":

"… crime. Over the past couple years, other elite schools, such as Wesleyan, Yale, Amherst and the University of North Carolina, have been plagued by simila …"

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

Measure takes on issues raised by Center probe

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

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 …"

FACT CHECK: Biden inflates Michigan crime figures

By FactCheck.Org

On a U.S. tour promoting the American Jobs Act, Biden bungles a few statistics on crime, sexual assualt

Excerpts from this story referencing "Flint Public Safety Director Chief":

"… e — saying the figures came from the city. In response to our questions, Flint Public Safety Director Chief Alvern Lock put out a statement saying the city “stands behind the crime …"

GAO says Pentagon IG is still adrift on investigating sexual assaults

By Evan Bush

GAO says the Pentagon isn't making progress on its sexual assault responsibility

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 "Joe Biden":

"… . The change at Reed followed an April 4 letter released by Vice President Joe Biden urging colleges that receive federal funding to comply with the laws in re …"

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 "Vice President and Dean of Students":

"… explore the college’s sexual assault policies following the article, and Vice President and Dean of Students Mike Brody, in a letter to The Oregonian, noted the college would continue …"

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 "federal government":

"… ion to end any harm. For years, college administrators have criticized the federal government for its lack of specific and consistent instruction on how to resolve stud …"

"… ance marks the first time that they have received clear direction from the federal government on handling these cases.Biden, who authored the landmark Violence Against …"

Center collaboration with NPR wins Peabody Award

A Center for Public Integrity collaboration with NPR was recognized with a Peabody award for NPR

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… xual assaults that occur on campus, in accordance with federal law.  …"

"… rted by correspondent Joseph Shapiro, who worked in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity’s lead project reporter, Kristen Lombardi. NPR’s investigative team in …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… xual assault reports online for the first time. As well, the Department of Education cited two universities with Title IX violations as a result of the investi …"

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 "Education":

"… ns against three more universities in the next year. …"

"… nter — in collaboration with National Public Radio — reported that the Education Department rarely investigates student allegations of botched school proce …"

"… t saying that foul play had not occurred. In June 2008, a complaint to the Education Department spurred by the Dickinson case resulted in a $350,000 fine again …"

"… e dean was eventually acquitted of the criminal charge. But last year, the Education Department found that the college had violated Clery reporting requirement …"

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 "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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kristen Lombardi":

"… s that sexual assault is not something they take seriously.”Staff writer Kristen Lombardi and reporting fellows Laura Dattaro and Claritza Jiménez contributed to t …"

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 "Peggy Lorah":

"… zycki declined to discuss Tezak’s case, referring a list of questions to Peggy Lorah, director of Penn State’s Center for Women Students. Lorah, who served a …"

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 "Kristen Lombardi":

"… like I’m at peace right now, and that’s what I wanted.”Staff writer Kristen Lombardi and reporting fellow Claritza Jiménez contributed to this article.  …"

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 "travel expenses":

"… ed to crime statistics; UC Davis revealed that she also double-billed some travel expenses and fabricated others). Beeman retired in June of this year, following a m …"

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

By Kristin Jones

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kristen Lombardi":

"… says McGrath, “how they are attacked all over again.” Staff writer Kristen Lombardi contributed to this article. …"

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 "Justice Department":

"… e: Most rape victims don’t report the crime in the first place. The 2002 Justice Department-funded study has actually pegged the number of college women who report th …"