From Ms. Blog
By Lisa Wade
A group of Occidental College students and sexual assault survivors announced yesterday they will be represented by attorney Gloria Allred in a case against the college (an alma mater of President Barack Obama). This development comes at the same time that the Occidental Sexual Assault Coalition– having spent yearsdocumenting an unjust and illegal process–has submitted two complaints to the federal government: (1) a Title IX complaint with the Office for Civil Rights arguing that Occidental is a hostile environment for women, and (2) an argument that the college is in violation of the Clery Act, which requires timely and accurate reporting of crimes on campus.
I am a faculty member at Occidental College. In this post I describe what’s happening, why, what I expect the backlash to look like, and what I hope will come of this….
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