By Catherine Rampell
For years, victims advocates have been recommending that schools pull their heads out of the sand and start measuring the true extent of the epidemic of sexual violence on their campuses. Colleges, alas, have been less keen on the idea. In the spring, a White House task force presented a similar proposal for such “climate surveys” that was fiercely opposed by several higher education industry groups. State legislators in Maryland also considered a survey mandate, but the state’s schools (including one under federal investigation for allegedly mishandling an assault complaint) helped kill the bill.