Posts tagged "university"

“Why Is My Curriculum White?” Is Exactly The Question We Should Be Asking About University Education

The hardest thing I was ever tasked with reading in a history course was Edward Said’s Orientalism. I dropped the course because it was totally over my head. That says a lot. My major was twentieth-century European history, and my focus was on Germany, but specifically the rise of the Third Reich. I…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 26, 2014

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who raped her has not been expelled.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

RIP Society: College Boys Welcome Parents On Move-In Day With “Honk If You’re Droppin’ Off Your Daughter” Sign

Dropping your kid off at college can't be easy for any parent. And it's worse when you pull up to the front gates of the college and a pack of bros are standing there holding a sign reading "HONK IF YOU'RE DROPPIN' OFF YOUR DAUGHTER." Let's all say it together now: Ewwww. No one at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

“The Campus Accountability And Safety Act” Announced To Press Schools On Sexual Assault

Today, Democrats, Republicans and sexual assault survivors announced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which will increase the financial punishment on schools which violate the gender equality law Title IX by mishandling sexual assaults on campus. The act would also make schools provide an advisor for each victim of sexual violence in order to hel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

UCONN Settles With Students Whose Sexual Assault Complaints It Mishandled

In October 2013, a group of current and former students accused the University of Connecticut of violating Title IX by mishandling their sexual assault cases which occurred at the school between 2010 and 2013. The Department of Education's Office For Civil Rights launched an investigation into the school and whether it failed to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2014

New York Times Cover Story Reveals How Hobart & William Smith Massively Failed Student Rape Victim

It has the elements of so many sexual assault allegations before it: fraternity members, a lot of alcohol, football players, freshman girls. And like too many other stories about sexual assault, this one also includes a university that failed a sexual assault victim and allowed campus rapists to get off scot-free. This weekend, The New York…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2014

James Madison University Punished Students For Sexual Assault With Ban From Campus After Graduation

James Madison University in Virginia allowed three frat boys found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman and distributing video of it to stay on campus until graduation, even for years. According to the Huffington Post, Sarah Butters, then a sophomore and a sorority member, was sexually assaulted in Panama City, Florida, on a spring break…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

Male Student Suspended By Columbia For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Sues School For Title IX Discrimination

In September 2013, a female student at Columbia University filed a complaint against "John Doe," a sophomore and member of the crew team from Florida, over alleged nonconsensual sex in her dorm room that had occurred  in May 2013. This February, a school tribunal found "John Doe" guilty of sexual misconduct and suspended him for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

What I Would Say If Someone Asked Me To Give A Commencement Address (Which They Won’t)

The other day I saw clickbait on the Internet called something like "10 Things You Find In Every Graduation Speech." I didn't click, but the headline stuck in my mind. Graduation is supposed to be a celebration of your hard work, a launch into the adult working world. A graduation speaker is someone chosen to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include "power and privilege training" for every new student at orientation. As NYmag.com notes, activists like Reetu Mody, a first-year grad student at the Kennedy School, found themselves disturbed by how often their opinions, especially those suggesting a racial bias, were…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

Surprise: Going To An Ivy League Won’t Make You Any Happier As An Adult

This one is for everyone who freaked about the colleges they got into, if they were privileged enough to get into college at all: a Gallup-Purdue University poll found that the experiences you had in college rather than the type of school you went to, are the major factor in determining the happiness in your…
By: Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

“Tuition,” A Cover Of Beyoncé’s Song “Partition” About Student Loans, Is Beyond Real

Beyoncé may have already sung about someone "callin' like a collector" but she's probably never wondered "if I owe Sallie Mae or I owe the mob." That's what Chanel Carroll sings in her completely on point parody cover of "Partition" called (duh) "Tuition" about the loan giant Sallie Mae. Pay all my loans please, I just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

Cindy Crawford Was Judged By Her Calculus Professor Because Of Her Looks

OK, so it's a little difficult to feel tons of sympathy for the genetically blessed amongst us. But everyone has their struggles in life and when you're a person who is only known for their looks, sometimes people treat you like you don't have any brains. Case in point: Cindy Crawford learned an awful lesso…
By: Claire Hannum / April 2, 2014

Harvard Student Pens Open Letter About The School’s Non-Reaction To Her 2013 Sexual Assault

A Harvard student penned a heartbreaking open letter in the Harvard Crimson newspaper addressed to university administrators about the sexual assault she suffered nine months ago by one of her friends, who continues to live in the same dorm as her. The Harvard administration has reportedly shrugged this student off, claiming it didn't technically fall…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

Fundamentalist Christian College Bob Jones University Halts Study On Its Handling Of Sexual Assault

Bob Jones University, an uber-Christian fundamentalist college in South Carolina, has drawn attention for commissioning and then covering up a study on how well the institution handled sexual abuse. According to The New York Times, the university solicited a consulting group, Godly Response To Abuse In The Christian Environment (Grace) to serve as an ombudsma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2014

Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed the fact that they'd both been assaulted. What started as a chat between two friends evolved into a need to take action. Together, they decided…
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a swimmer and straight-A student at the University of Missouri on a near-full scholarship, was sexually assaulted by a football player that night. According to CNN,…
By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2014

Study: Students Love Tweeting About Adderall

According to a recent study at Brigham Young University, Adderall has become increasingly common among college students looking for a boost during finals week and midterms. BYU turned to Twitter to determine how often Adderall was mentioned in students' social media lives. Among 132,099 unique users, a total of 213,633 tweets mentioned…
By: Claire Hannum / November 29, 2013

This Contest Has Named Britain’s Horniest Student And I Feel Weird About It

Shag At Uni, "the UK's naughtiest student hook-up site," has named a winner in their contest to find Britain’s Horniest Student. Twenty-year-old Elina Desaine is a computer science student at the University of Exeter and is so horny she's unsure of how many people she’s slept with, or of many of their…
By: Claire Hannum / November 17, 2013

UCONN Students File Federal Complaint Over Alleged Mishandling Of Sexual Assaults

More than half a dozen current and former students filed a federal complaint against the University of Connecticut for the alleged mishandling of their sexual assault accusations. Seven female students filed their complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, following the lead of women from Emerson College in Boston and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2013
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