As President Obama takes on the issue of sexual assault of college women at the White House, University President Peter Salovey has pledged to tackle the same problem on his own campus.
The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has officially made it to the White House.
The bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which amends the Clery Act — mandating that all higher education institutions must keep and disclose records about crime on or near campus — in an effort to ensure and expand the rights of sexual assault victims on campus.
According to Michael Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, who announced the decision at a Dec. 3 meeting, the student had engaged in multiple incidents of serious and unwanted sexual misconduct, in serious violation of the Faculty’s sexual assault and misconduct policies.
Next Monday, April Ruiz ’05 will assume the deanship of Calhoun College following the death of Dean Leslie Woodard in October.