Sunday, April 26, 2015

"A spokesperson for the University of California state system declined to comment on how top administrators have met to craft and implement a coordinated policy change among the University of California schools."

see:
USA Today: For California Universities, Sexual Assault Investigations Spur Policy Changes
includes:
"A spokesperson for the University of California state system declined to comment on how top administrators have met to craft and implement a coordinated policy change among the University of California schools."
The resources implemented by UC-Berkeley, Warner says, are still problematic for survivors.


Note 1) the USA Today piece mentions a 'no comment' from UC spox about UC policy coordination and 2) the USA Today piece also includes numbers on UC Berkeley expulsions etc. --those numbers that other news outlets earlier stated they had difficulty getting hold of, see this section:


Although 59 students have been convicted of sexual assault at UC-Berkeley between 2008 and 2014, only three have been expelled in that time. One student has been expelled in the last six years.

Of those found guilty of assault between 2008 and 2014, about 68% received a “disciplinary probation” or “warning.”

The June audit concludes that the less-severe ramifications—what it refers to as “educational and remedial sanctions” and includes counseling and writing a “reflective paper”—were neither “inappropriate” nor “unreasonable.

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And, here is -at least- some detail on that 'What Drug Was It?!' question raised by that earlier coverage on Tang Health Center at UC Berkeley see: Contra Costa Times full story on it: here


..."started having sexual contact with patients in 2005 because medication he was taking, Mirapex, for restless leg syndrome caused him poor impulse control and hyper sexuality. The side effects are well known now, but weren't went it was first prescribed"...

and, includes:

The L.A. man's mother fled the courtroom in hysterics Friday, upset...

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[btw, Unfortunate use of word "hysterics"see this link section:
"The term has a controversial history as it was formerly regarded as a disease specific to women."]

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The latest on that story involving that 'L.A. man' victim as they refer to him -well, can't find anything on it in the L.A. Times yet.

Also, recall in earlier press they mentioned- several times- that he was also a former intern/staffer for US Rep. Karen Bass- yep: "a former intern for Los Angeles-area Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass"
,- but can't find any follow up on her reaction to the latest update to it. But: there was: this statement from her early on.

No update from HuffPo of their: original coverage on it first: here then :here. Would they now cover it under their 'Breaking the Silence', 'Black Voices' and/or 'College' or 'Politics' section, or??


Don't see any updates on the latest on it at any USC press outlets either- (USC is where 'the LA Man' was pursuing a masters after graduating from UC Berkeley) ...
but USC did initially cover it: here

Not much msm or higher ed coverage of the pharma aspect, its implications for such cases going forward etc.

No msm or higher ed coverage on whether or not new CA Leg is in the works that would now address it. (Anything (?) akin to AB-969 Community college districts: removal, suspension, or expulsion. Williams Assembly - Higher Education -that would apply to what happened at UC?)

No msm or higher ed coverage of the medical records handling, privacy, students rights in counseling services aspects raised by it. For example, read the above links detail on it and then read the very important Chron Higher Ed post listed: here.

Can't find that content- yet.

...Is it all rigged against the student as 'patient' and against the student as 'student'? How would parents and/or applicants know how to track all of this during the equally complicated admissions process to determine where is best to attend at the outset? Daunting.)

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And 'SF Bay' also covered more detail in their story on it, where they also describe it here as:

" engaging in sex with four students who were his patients."
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Much, much more MSM 'ink' was dedicated to this week's Cal football recruiter etc. story, though.
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and, again, some UCB faculty are still puzzling over 'it' in a different way: here.

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