Positive Title IX effects hoped for

Before administrators announced progress towards overhauling Yale’s sexual grievance procedures, University President Richard Levin suggested that the University has room to improve in its response to sexual grievances. When asked about the University’s procedures for responding to instances of sexual misconduct on campus in recent years, Levin said he would not generalize. “In some cases, […]

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Salovey to announce new committee on sexual misconduct

In an e-mail to be sent to faculty and students tonight, Provost Peter Salovey will officially announce the creation of a new centralized sexual misconduct grievance procedure, streamlining the previous system of separate complaint procedures across the schools of the University. The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (or the UWC) will begin effective on July […]

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Miller updates on Title IX investigation

Updated: 9:34 p.m. In an e-mail sent to Yale students and parents tonight, Yale College Dean Mary Miller provided an update about recent developments involving the federal investigation into accusations of a hostile sexual environment on campus. Miller said the administration did not have any more details about the specifics of the investigation. Miller’s message […]

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Can the Title IX complaint go public?

Members of the Yale community seeking specifics of the Title IX complaint filed against the University may face a long — or possibly interminable — wait.

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Media descends on campus to report Title IX story

In the wake of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights investigation into claims of a “hostile sexual environment” at Yale, a flurry of media coverage has descended onto campus. Segments that included interviews with Hannah Zeavin ’12 and Alexandra Brodsky ’12, two of the 16 cosignatories behind the complaint that provoked this investigation, […]

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Biden set to announce guidelines relating to sexual misconduct at universities

The complaint accusing Yale of allowing a hostile environment toward women to persist has become part of a rapidly growing national conversation about sexual assault on college campuses. At 11:45 a.m. today, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce a set of guidelines for how universities should respond […]

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Students, admins react to Title IX complaint

Days after the federal government opened an investigation into the University for possibly violating Title IX, most students and officials are still in the dark about what the probe means for Yale. On Friday, University administrators broke the silence they maintained in the 24 hours after a group of 16 student and alumni complainants announced […]

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University responds to Title IX complaint

UDPATED: 7:44 p.m. In an official University statement sent in an e-mail to the News Friday afternoon, University spokesman Tom Conroy said administrators had been verbally briefed by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights about its investigation into a potential breach of Title IX requirements. A group of 16 students and alumni filed […]

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Yale under federal investigation for possible Title IX violations

UPDATED: April 2, 10:32 a.m. The University is under investigation by the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights stemming from an alleged mishandling of several instances of sexual misconduct in recent years. The Office for Civil Rights will open an investigation into the University “for its failure to eliminate a hostile sexual […]

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Controversial minister draws outcry

A weekend conference with a Christian minister with ties to a movement that seeks to reverse homosexual behavior is drawing opposition from students. Christopher Yuan, an HIV-positive professor and minister who travels to churches and college campuses to speak about sexuality and HIV/AIDS, will arrive at Yale Friday afternoon to participate in three events hosted […]

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BREAKING: DOE’s Office for Civil Rights to investigate Yale for “hostile sexual environment”

UPDATED: 7:57 p.m. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights announced it would open an investigation of the University “for its failure to eliminate a hostile sexual environment on campus, in violation of Title IX,” according to a press release written by the complainants received Thursday afternoon by the News. The measure comes […]

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