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New Title IX regulations, remote service amid the pandemic could create 'mass chaos' at colleges

New Title IX regulations, remote service amid the pandemic could create ‘mass chaos’ at colleges

May 22, 2020

On top of transitioning Title IX services and resources online in recent weeks, colleges' Title IX offices now have just three months to implement controversial new federal regulations. Title IX changes Col...

College prevails in Title IX court decision

College prevails in Title IX court decision

September 16, 2019

It did not take rocket science to predict Columbia would prevail in dismissal of a Title IX case that alleged “anti-male” behavior by the college, said Brooklyn College history professor KC John...

In a Title IX lawsuit appeal heard April 20 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a former Columbia student under the pseudonym John Doe alleges the college fosters an “anti-male bias” which discriminates against male students accused of sexual assault.

Title IX policies have ‘anti-male bias’ and treat students accused of sexual assault unfairly, lawsuit alleges

July 23, 2019

      As the #MeToo movement empowers people to speak up about their sexual assault experiences, colleges across the nation are facing lawsuits from students accused in rape and...

Columbia mutes R. Kelly

May 9, 2019

Columbia students are muting R. Kelly in the face of multiple sexual assault allegations against the R&B musician. But while the music director of the college’s radio station WCRX said the station...

College holds events for Sexual Assault  Awareness Month despite low student interest

College holds events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month despite low student interest

April 19, 2019

In a cultural climate that is bringing sexual assault to the forefront of public attention, Columbia’s Equity Issues Office is offering informational events during Sexual Assault Awareness month, but...

Assault affects every day

By Grace Senior

February 15, 2019

I first experienced sexual assault at 16 years old, and I stayed in the relationship for almost two years after the fact. I didn’t realize I had been experiencing sexual assault until three months after the relationship ended, and even then I had no idea how to handle it.I did not know how to tell the people I was close to that I didn’t want them to hug me or even pat me on the shoulder; sometimes those well-meaning gest...

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 31: Gina Rodriguez of the television show 'Jane the Virgin' speaks during the CW segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 31, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

By Kathryn Williams

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 22, "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez addressed criticism for past anti-black comments on Sirius XM’s "Sway in the Morning." Rodriguez described the backlash as devastating because “...

The annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in reported on-campus and off-campus incidents. Ronald Sodini, associate vice president for Campus Safety and Security, said a possible reason for the decrease is the added security efforts such as blue lights and the Security Escort Program put in place to aid students safety. 

Security and Fire Safety Report released, shows decrease in incidents

October 8, 2018

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in the majority of  reported incidents. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is issued by the college in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Po...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

Bill Cosby verdict a victory for sexual assault survivors

Bill Cosby verdict a victory for sexual assault survivors

April 29, 2018

A Pennsylvania jury found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, a landmark decision in the wake of the Me Too ...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

March 5, 2018

Students have powerful voices, whether they are in college or high school. This isn’t a secret, but it seems to still surprise people when students get angry, protest and march for what they believe in. Young people hav...

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