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New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus

January 2, 2019

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would alter the way colleges are expected to handle Title IX investigations. Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimi...

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford

October 18, 2018

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases go unreported. Sexual violence occurs at significantly higher rates than other crimes on college ca...

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 4, 2017

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers are arguing that the University chose to make an example out of the accused and claim there was no evidence to support the defendant’s ...

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 28, 2017

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers argue that the University chose to make an example out of the accused. They claim there was no evidence to support the defendant’s claims i...

Weakening Title IX could hurt University

Weakening Title IX could hurt University

Keely Lyons

October 12, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her plan to roll back the Obama-era Title IX guidance Sept. 22. Title IX is a statute which prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded educational institutions. The Supreme Court decided that Title IX protections extend to...

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