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Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX amendments could change how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

December 12, 2018

In the age of the #MeToo, a United States president accused of lewd behavior, and the swearing in of a Supreme Court judge accused of sexual assault, it’s clear we live in a society that caters toward denying accusers, protecting the accused at all costs and blaming the victims. Sexual assault...

Title IX rule will change how colleges handle sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new Title IX rule will change the definition of sexual assault and how colleges handle cases on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

December 12, 2018

On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a controversial new rule to overhaul how college campuses can address sexual misconduct and assault complaints, changing the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment on campus and enforcing “due process” rights for accused students. ...

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