Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights Of Accused

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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.


Katie Mangan, senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education. (@KatherineMangan)

Samantha Harris, vice president of procedural advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a free speech advocacy group. (@SamatFIRE)

Catherine Lhamon, chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, appointed by President Obama in 2016. She also serves as of counsel at the National Center for Youth Law, where she litigates civil rights cases. She previously served as the assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education from 2013 to 2017. (@CatherineLhamon)