A new federal policy seeks to tackle the college sexual-assault problem—but can it change the status quo?
By TYLER BISHOP
Between now and the time that college students pack up for Thanksgiving break, more sexual assaults will happen on campuses nationwide than during any other time of the year. The “Red Zone,” as this period is commonly known, is a time when new students are adjusting to the novelty and freedom of college life—and are thus particularly vulnerable to sexual assault. Now that a new academic year is starting up, though, some activists and administrators are hopeful that significant changes are underway as a result of new regulations designed to force schools to proactively confront sexual violence on campus.