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Students Lead The Charge For Comprehensive Sexual Assault Policies At CUNY

As a student at the City University of New York's Hunter College, Jerin Arifa found herself at the intersection of change. The City University of New York system did not yet have an overarching policy on sexual assault, but with Arifa’s leadership this was set to change.

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A New Bill Aimed At Helping LGBTQ College Students Would Increase Transparency

In an effort to increase transparency for LGBTQ youth who are applying or already attending religious universities, a new bill would require the publication of a list of schools that have applied or received religious exemptions from Title IX’s anti-discrimination rules.

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New Data Indicates A Rise In Sexual Assault Allegations Despite Decreasing Campus Crime Numbers

A new report found that while the number of reported crimes has dropped across college campuses nationwide, the number of sexual assaults has significantly increased. Campus sexual assaults jumped from about 4,000 in 2012 to 5,000 in 2013.

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Brigham Young University Addresses Campus Sexual Assault After Honor Code Controversy

In an effort to clarify their stance on campus sexual assault, both The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Brigham Young University issued updated statements.

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UC Berkeley Introduces New Review Board For Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

The University of California, Berkeley announced on March 24 that it would be implementing changes to the way it approaches campus sexual assaults.

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University Of Kansas Lawsuit May Set Precedent In Sexual Assault Litigation

The University of Kansas is being sued by the parents a former student who was allegedly sexually assaulted while in the school dorms.

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Texas State Representative Blames Alcohol For Uptick In Campus Sexual Assault Numbers

During a House Committee on Higher Education hearing, Texas state representative Myra Crownover insinuated that campus sexual assault could be decreased if more attention was paid to the alcohol involved in the incidents.

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Yale’s NCAA Tournament Run Overshadowed By Sexual Assault Allegations

As the Yale Bulldogs prepares for the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time since 1962, the sudden exit of their team captain at the beginning of February has led to animosity on campus.

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Vice President Biden And Lady Gaga Inspire At The Oscars

On Oscars night Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t the only one who the crowd rallied behind. After an introduction by Vice President Biden, Lady Gaga elicited a standing ovation for her performance of “Til It Happens To You.”

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The Cost Of Sexual Assault

According to the Huffington Post, $108,447 is the personal cost of a sexual assault survivor in the state of Michigan; $267,000 is the societal cost for a sexual assault that occurs on a football gameday.

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State of the (Millennial) Union

“…For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about the next year,” President Obama said Tuesday night, in his final State of the Union address. “I want to focus on the next five years, ten years, and beyond. I want to talk about the future.” ...

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“The Hunting Ground” To Make Its Television Premiere On CNN

The Hunting Ground, a documentary that focuses in on the culture of campus sexual assault across the country, will make its TV premiere on Sunday, November 22 on CNN.

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White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett On The Four Questions To Ask While Looking For Colleges

As high school students begin putting the final touches on their college applications, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, is asking students and parents to keep four very important questions in mind.

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Secret Society At University Of Nevada, Reno Allowed To Roam At Night Wearing Masks

At the University of Nevada-Reno, members of a secret society fraternity on campus are allowed to roam freely at night while wearing masks that easily scare anyone who comes their way.

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President Obama Explains The Importance Of Consent

President Barack Obama speaks during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

At a press conference on July 15, President Obama commented on consent in his first statements regarding the allegations brought forth against Bill Cosby.

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