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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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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Four Title IX Lessons from the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings

On September 27, 2018, millions of Americans witnessed the testimonies of a man accused of sexual assault, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The proceeding was similar to hearings that take place with increasing frequency at colleges and universities as a result of Title IX investigations.…
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