Sunday, June 29, 2014

Title IX - the DC Latest Hearings

(yeah, happy dance: C Span updated its functionality on its video clips!)
"School administrators, Department of Education officials, and victims testified on the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The hearing focused on ways that federal laws,‎ including Title IX and the Clery Act, sought to hold schools accountable and help keep students safe."

US Senator Tom Harkin led this - and he mentions his shock to find out recently that US military academies do not fall under Clery or Title IX - that happens a couple of times during it. Also, this meeting included a panelist who presented an LGBT perspective on Title IX.

___ US Sen. McCaskill led this discussion also: ____ Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on colleges… ___ Sexual assault victims, campus safety and sexual assault experts, and sexual assault advocacy organization leaders were part of the first of several roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. The event, set up by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), also focused on the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. Among the issues discussed were whether or not to mandate reporting by campus personnel and the types of fines placed on colleges associated with Clery Act compliance. ____ Did you miss that George Will interview? ___ Or link to: Book Discussion on The Price of Silence- William Cohan talked about his book, The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities, in which he recounts the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case. In his book, Mr. Cohan, an alumnus of the university, reports on several aspects

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