VE RI TAS (The 55 Schools Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault)

Here Are the 55 Schools Under Federal Investigation for Sexual AssaultSEXPAND

I’ll have to say I’m surprised that Syracuse is not on the list. Heard this on NPR today and it made me sick to my stomach. I don’t understand how these cases are not turned over to the cops. Colleges and universities are just like any other closed institution based on hierarchy and reputation. The full story can be found in the New York Times.

[From Jezebel Magazine]

In an unprecedented move, today the US Department of Education released to the public a list of all of the 55 (that’s a deliberate two fives, not me accidentally hitting 5 twice) American colleges and universities that are currently under investigation for violating Title IX over their piss-poor handling of sex assault investigations. Did your school or alma mater make the list? Find out here!

Some on the list aren’t a surprise at all (HEL-LO, Occidental College! LOVELY TO SEE YOU, FLORIDA STATE!) but other inclusions and omissions are. I was surprised that my alma mater, The University of Notre Dame, wasn’t listed, because they’ve been famously shitty about handling some high profile sexual assault cases in the last decade or so. I was also shocked by how many gigantic public schools were on the list. Being terrible about rape appears as endemic to American high education as barfing on the quad.

Here’s the full list, alphabetically by state. Would-be donors (or attendees), take note:

Arizona State University
Butte-Glen Community College (CA)
Occidental College (CA)
University of California-Berkeley
University of Southern California
Regis University (CO)
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
University of Connecticut
Catholic University of America (DC)
Florida State University
Emory Universtiy (GA)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
Knox College (IL)
University of Chicago
Indiana University- Bloomington
Vincennes University (IN)
Amherst College (MA)
Boston University
Emerson College (MA)
Harvard College (MA)
Harvard University- Law School
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Frostberg State University (MD)
Michigan State University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Guilford College (NC)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Minot State University (ND)
Dartmouth College (NH)
Princeton University (NJ)
CUNY Hunter College (NY)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
SUNY Binghamton (NY)
Denison University (OH)
Ohio State University
Wittenberg University (OH)
Oklahoma State University
Carngie Mellon University (PA)
Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
Pennsylvania State University
Swarthmore College (PA)
Temple University (PA)
Vanderbilt University (TN)
Southern Methodist University (TX)
The University of Texas-Pan American
College of William and Mary (VA)
University of Virginia
Washington State University
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Bethany College (WV)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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1 Response to VE RI TAS (The 55 Schools Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault)

  1. dmf says:

    oh yeah there are lots of such skeletons in the Otto’s closet and I’m sure every other major NCAA program, but universities aren’t just worried about bad press as relates to athletes, whatever Arendt’s shortcomings as an analyst the evils/coverups of institutions and company/yes men and women haunt us to this day. Too bad there isn’t a stronger tradition of investigative reporting both in the town and the gown papers.

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