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Opinion: DeVos’ campus rape policy rollbacks hurt victims

By Sara McDonald Since becoming secretary of education, Betsy DeVos has proposed several controversial changes. But her rollback of Obama-era rules that regulate how colleges and universities investigate sexual assault allegations was another contentious chapter in her tenure. The decision left many women’s rights groups worried that the survivors of sexual assault would  lose protections […]

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Goetz: Accuser’s texts contradict her testimony

By Delaney Brown A former Student Government leader contends that the text messages and statements of a female student who accused him of sexual assault are contradictory and cast doubt on her credibility. In arguments filed Sept. 28 in Pinellas County Circuit Court, the former leader’s attorneys say those contradictions support his contention that he should […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

What we can learn from Hollywood and Harvey Weinstein

By Sara M. McDonald Manipulation. That is a word commonly used by the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct to describe their horrific experiences with the American film producer. At least 28 actresses, models, journalists and former employees of Weinstein have come forward with allegations against him, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, […]

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Campus rape policies get hard look by DeVos, says improvements needed

By Timothy Fanning Last month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled that she would reconsider the Obama-era guidelines that increased protections for victims of sexual violence on college campuses. Critics of the guidelines say they go too far, creating a bias against students accused of assault. Under fire is the Obama administration standard of evidence, where […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

Sexual harassment policy established over break

In Dec. 2011, USF established a Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment (including Battery) policy. The goal of the policy, according to general counsel documents found online, is to “provide a work and study environment for faculty, staff and students that is free of discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment.” The newest addition to the policy includes […]