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Are Sexual Assaults on Campus Up — Or Are More of Them Being Reported?

Posted on · According to an annual report colleges and universities are required to submit about — among other things — sexual assaults on campus, the number of such cases at Rice and the University of Houston has risen. Why? We ask Malkia Hutchinson, Program Coordinator at the Women and Gender Resource Center at the University Houston, and Allison Vogt, Director of […]

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Why Do Sexual Assaults on Campus Spike During the Fall?

Posted on · Two former University of Houston students are suing the school claiming they were denied due process after being expelled following an investigation in connection with an alleged sexual assault on campus. In November 2011, Ryan McConnell’s girlfriend Natalie Plummer recorded video of him cheating on her with another female student. Both McConnell and the other […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus, Foreign Exchange Students, and the Tontons: Houston Matters for Thursday, October 23, 2014

Posted on · Two former University of Houston students are suing the school claiming they were denied due process after being expelled following an investigation in connection with an alleged sexual assault on campus. In November 2011, Ryan McConnell’s girlfriend Natalie Plummer recorded video of him cheating on her with another female student. Both McConnell and the other […]

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What Could Colleges Do Better in Handling and Preventing Sexual Assault?

Posted on · This month, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of colleges being investigated for possible Title IX violations concerning how they handled complaints of sexual violence and harassment. Most of us are familiar with Title IX’s provisions for equal opportunities for women within college athletics, but the law which prohibits discrimination on the basis […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus, Houston’s Consulates, and Chef Chris Shepherd: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Posted on · This month, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of colleges being investigated for possible Title IX violations concerning how they handled complaints of sexual violence and harassment. Most of us are familiar with Title IX’s provisions for equal opportunities for women within college athletics, but the law which prohibits […]

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New Statewide Legal Helpline For Sexual Assault Victims

Posted on · Every hour in Texas a person is raped. Currently that means over 1.4 million women and nearly 400,000 men have been sexually assaulted. About 82% of those rapes however are unreported. For that silent number of victims who are looking for confidential help there's a new legal line to call.