Betsy DeVos Rolls Back Title IX Policies

by Mallory Carlson ’19 Betsy DeVos, who was named by President Trump to head the Department of Education, made headlines in September when she announced that the department would indeed roll back Obama administration rules on Title IX and the handling of sexual assault at schools, heightening the controversy surrounding campus sexual assault policies. DeVos began promising change on the … Read More

Publicized Study Raises More Questions than Answers

by Lucy Kuchma ’18 Since 2007, when a group of analysts released the results of the “Campus Sexual Assault Study,” the statistic that 1 in 5 women will experience some form of sexual assault on college campuses has made countless headlines and sparked national discussions about the safety of our universities. However, the study authors never intended for the results … Read More

Moving from ‘No Means No’ to ‘Yes Means Yes’

by Dinah Aguilar ’19 The main message to students regarding sexual consent long has been “no means no.” Because of continuing disputes about whether or not a sexual encounter was consensual, however, colleges and universities are sending the message ‘yes means yes’ in an attempt to reduce incidents of sexual assault. Over the past few years, this affirmative consent in … Read More

NCAA Declines To Investigate Sexual Assault

by Brynn Smith ’19 A number of high-profile incidents of sexual assault involving college athletes have recently come to light. In the most notorious incident, a lawsuit brought against Baylor University in 2016 by a former graduate alleges that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014. The National … Read More