Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ASU case under radar

Not too long ago we came across this post at the Huffington Post about a Title IX case at Arizona State University that we had never heard of despite its not-so-pleasant similarities to the case at University of Colorado. Ariela Migdal, in a piece about sexual assault and the campus climate, briefly mentions a case brought by a now former ASU student against the university but provides no details. The link to the ACLU, which has filed an amicus brief in the case, says more.
The woman was raped in her dorm room by a football player that the university had expelled because he was a "serial sexual harasser." But they re-admitted him and let him back in the dorms shortly after with no system in place to monitor his actions.
And that is all we have been able to find out about this case which began in 2003.
How ASU has saved itself from all the negative publicity other schools in similar situations have been subjected (or subjected themselves!) to is a mystery.
If we find out more about this one, we'll be sure to report on it.