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Yale students sue uni for frat culture

On behalf of fellow students in their position, Anna McNeil (20), Eliana Singer (19), and Ry Walker (20) have sued Yale University for its fraternities. In their claim lodged in court this month, the women (who study art history, political science, and ...

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Australia, America at odds on campus sexual assault policy

As Australia inches towards a less legalistic, more accuser-centric mode of dealing with university sexual assault, America is ebbing away from it. In September 2017, US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced interim measures that allowed cross-examination of sexual assault accusers and mediation ...

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TEQSA to assess student wellbeing

For the first time, higher education providers will be assessed for registration renewal purposes on their provision of student support services. The additional standards, which came into effect in 2017, were largely a response to the Human Rights Commission's report on sexual harassment ...

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Flinders students confront rape on campus

A recent ABC Four Corners episode, I am that girl, shed light on the tricky nature of consent. Legally, it's not black and white. But Saxon Mullins, who says she was raped, wants it to be. Since her experience five years ago ...

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The other kind of sexual harassment on campus

On-campus sexual assault and harassment was one of the biggest news stories of the year. Yet only students were the focus of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)'s inquiry and report on this subject. This doesn't mean university staff are immune to this phenomenon. Indeed, the Weinstein scandal has shifted ...

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