Warner, colleagues reintroduce legislation to combat on-campus sexual assault
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Warner, colleagues reintroduce legislation to combat on-campus sexual assault

Bipartisan legislation would protect students and strengthen transparency at colleges and universities   Tuesday, April 2 — Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators in reintroducing legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses. The Campus Accountability and Safety … Continue reading

Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at sex assault trial
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Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at sex assault trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial. The comedian spoke to SiriusXM radio host Michael Smerconish in an interview being broadcast Tuesday. Smerconish says he agreed to air an uncut, 82-minute conversation between Cosby and his daughters in exchange for the interview. Cosby says his … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / National / Virginia

Bipartisan coalition of senators renew legislation to combat campus sexual assaults

Group of Republican and Democratic Senators reintroduce Campus Accountability and Safety Act to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, protect survivors, and provide accountability and transparency for institutions WASHINGTON — Yesterday, April 6, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues reintroduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college and … Continue reading

The 13 women who could show Bill Cosby had a pattern
Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities

The 13 women who could show Bill Cosby had a pattern

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Did Bill Cosby drug and molest young women as part of a “signature” crime spree spanning five decades? Prosecutors preparing for his sexual-assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show just that. The defense will question their relevance and attack their credibility in high-stakes pretrial hearings that start … Continue reading

Virginia

Emails: UVa. sought to kill alumni magazine story

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week … Continue reading

Warner and bipartisan senators shed light on campus sexual assault
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Warner and bipartisan senators shed light on campus sexual assault

by Omar Ross, news editor On Sept. 21, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of senators joined survivors and advocates from Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) to shed light on the continuing epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. Since 2015, Sen. Warner has … Continue reading

Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers
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Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony from a decade-old lawsuit, and whether other Cosby accusers can testify. On Wednesday, a judge moved the case a step closer to trial when … Continue reading

Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education
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Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine spoke to the Spartan Echo on current issues relevant to education nationwide. Senator Kaine touched on many topics including his current works in the U.S. Senate, as well as campus safety, sexual assaults, and upcoming revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. The senate is expected to pass the Every Student … Continue reading

White House’s Sexual Assault Initiative is hoping to reduce assaults on campuses,  but they tell us:  “It’s On Us.”
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White House’s Sexual Assault Initiative is hoping to reduce assaults on campuses, but they tell us: “It’s On Us.”

by Mahogany Waldon The White House, along with CollegeHumor, an online website that produces videos and articles geared towards college students, have partnered for the “It’s On Us” week of action from Nov. 8-14. The week is designated for college campuses to bring awareness to sexual assault. Initiatives from pledge drives, town hall meetings and … Continue reading

Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle

Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — They’d barely arrived on campus at St. Bonaventure University, but already the new students were talking about hooking up. Administrators didn’t mind. In fact, they’d encouraged — even required — it to comply with a new state law meant to prevent sex assaults on campuses. At colleges elsewhere, students watched skits … Continue reading

Campus Life / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

“Due process” movement gains momentum, moves to center stage in campus sexual assault debate

WASHINGTON / September 3, 2015 – A renewed focus on due process for students accused of sexual assault has emerged in recent months, as indicated by expressions of concern by law professors, a new federal legislative initiative, key judicial decisions, evolving media coverage, and upcoming public events.   The shift in the debate can be traced to … Continue reading