Disability Rights and Title IX

It is becoming increasingly clear that students with disabilities are both disproportionately vulnerable to accusations of sexual misconduct and disproportionately vulnerable to sexual misconduct. On the Friday before Thanksgiving week, the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education issued proposed rules governing Title IX, the federal law…
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What Is a Title IX Interim Measure?

Before colleges or universities begin investigating a claim of sexual assault or other misconduct, they typically act to isolate the parties and, ideally, to protect them and the evidence during the investigation. These measures are usually called “interim measures.” Some schools call them “interim actions.” New regulations proposed by the…
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New Regulations Dial Back Regulation of Higher Education but Increase Role of Counsel in Campus Title IX Procedures

The Friday before most college students headed home for Thanksgiving break (November 16, 2018), the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education released new regulations governing Title IX.[1] A draft of the proposed regulations had been released at the end of August, and bits and pieces of their…
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Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights Of Accused

Featured on NPR, this program aired on November 20, 2018. A narrower definition of sexual harassment, strengthening the rights of the accused. We’ll get reaction to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed new regulations on campus sexual assault. Guests Katie Mangan, senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education. (@KatherineMangan) Samantha…
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An In-Depth Look: UConn’s Title IX and Code Violation Policies

The University of Connecticut received 127 reports in 2017 of sexual assault, 67 cases of intimate partner violence, and 15 incidents of stalking. This amounts to 219 claims of Title IX violations. UConn expelled five students for Title IX violations and imposed lesser sanctions on other students. So how does…
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