Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rape":

"… by all the national attention. In a statement, Scott Berkowitz, of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, who attended the Senate event, said: …"

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 "Assault":

"… exual Assault. Published in a six-part series starting in 2009, “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice” — done in collaboration w …"

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 "Violence":

"… or school administrations to follow. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women will pilot and evaluate prevention strategies and programs f …"

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 "insomnia":

"… to MST range from PTSD and anxiety to eating disorders, hypervigilance and insomnia. More specifically, LaFevre said the women she works with often show signs …"

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 "Senate Armed Services Committee":

"… ces” stemming from a military court proceeding. The case also prompted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in March on sexual assaults in the military. Responding to lawmak …"

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

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 "Eric Holder":

"… aint against members of the UM football team.   Attorney general Eric Holder called the allegations “very disturbing.” He said the department’s p …"

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 "Rape":

"… ers last year — double, not triple, the 32 murders that occurred in 2008.Rapes Haven’t ‘Quadrupled’The vice president has been touring the country …"

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 "Assault":

"… e Dean of Students, Meagher served on Diver’s Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Assault, which released its recommendations April 26 amid a flurry of campus activ …"

"… minist student union group and spurred creation of the Students for Sexual Assault Support Services (SSASS), which distributed the petition calling for chang …"

"… due process for students accused of Assault.The Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Assault, in its findings, supported many of the same changes called for by SSASS a …"

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 "federal government":

"… shire’s Prevention Innovations and a psychology professor, said that the federal government should recommend sanctions for perpetrators as a next step in the process …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rape":

"… to be leaders in tackling the prevalence of sexual assaults on campuses.“Rape is Rape,” the vice president said, “and the sooner universities make t …"

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 "Kristen Lombardi":

"… laboration with the Center for Public Integrity’s lead project reporter, Kristen Lombardi. NPR’s investigative team included Susanne Reber and Robert Benincasa; t …"

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 "California":

"… mong the co-sponsors in the House are Tennessee Republican John Duncan and California Democrat Jim Costa. Aides to the pair say they were focused on the current …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… Awareness Month. And as commemorating events get underway nationwide, the Center for Public Integrity’s recent project, Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Jus …"

'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

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 "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

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

By Kristin Jones

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

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 "Rape":

"… the Numbers Believable?Indeed, today’s issues may be subtler than that. Rape generally ranks among the most underreported of all crime statistics, expe …"

"… . At the University of Iowa, alleged victims are instructed to contact the Rape Victim Advocacy Program for medical and counseling services. Housed on cam …"

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