Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The latest investigations

Johns Hopkins University and UCLA were added to the list of schools being investigated for handling of sexual assault this week.
That brings the total number of investigations to 80
At JHU, the student-filed complaint states that the student was discouraged from reporting her rape by a dean who noted that no student had ever been expelled for a sexual assault charge. I wonder what they do expel students for...
I have not seen any information about any precipitating events for the UCLA investigation. 

Also, late last month OCR announced that Hampshire College was under investigation. This is an investigation that was not prompted by a complaint, though. The Department of Education, however, does not randomly investigate schools. This suggests that the department received some kind of information whether data or reports that was compelling enough for them to launch an investigation.