A student suspended after being found guilty of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against Columbia on Monday, alleging the University discriminated against him during the proceedings because he was male.
Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, filed a police report on Wednesday against the Columbia student who allegedly raped her a year and a half ago.
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first report on Thursday, which contained new recommendations and requirements for schools that could speed up the processing of last week’s complaint against Barnard and Columbia.
The federal complaint filed against Columbia last week is the latest in a series of sexual assault-related complaints against universities across the country.
23 Columbia and Barnard students filed federal complaints against alleged violations of Title IX, Title II, and the Clery Act on Thursday morning.
Students and faculty again voiced their concerns about Columbia’s sexual assault policy at the University Senate Town Hall on Gender-Based Misconduct and Sexual Assault Wednesday afternoon.
After the recent town hall on sexual assault and gender-based misconduct, administrators must make real changes to address student concerns.
At a long-awaited town hall discussion on Thursday evening, students had the chance to voice their concerns to administrators regarding Columbia’s sexual assault and gender-based misconduct policy.
Part of the student activism surrounding sexual assault on campus this semester has focused on increasing anonymity and extending hours at the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center, but administrators say that there aren’t any changes currently in the works.
On Thursday, Spectator sat down with administrators who work with the Office for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct at Columbia to discuss recent policy changes, how students are chosen for hearing panels, and why investigators don’t record interviews.
Aug 18, 3:24pm
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