Betsy DeVos Wants New Regulations That Protect Students Accused Of Sexual Assault And Their Schools
The Education Department will make it harder for schools to be found in violation of Title IX, and require that schools must let accused students cross-examine their accuser through a third party.
“He Betrayed My Trust": How Students With Special Needs Finally Stopped Their Abusive Teacher
Kids had complained about him for years, according to documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News, but it was a decade before someone finally called police.
“I Go Here”: These Students Of Color Explained Why Life At Harvard Would Be Worse Without Affirmative Action
Asian American students and alumni shared personal stories to defend Harvard’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions process.
Harvard Wants To Admit Donors’ Kids, Even If That Makes The School More White
In federal court this week, the top admissions official at Harvard defends the university’s preference for the children of wealthy alumni and donors, as he fought off accusations of bias against Asian Americans.
Betsy DeVos Wants To Make It Easier For Religious Schools To Avoid Title IX
The proposed rule would prevent people from knowing which religious colleges discriminate against women and LGBT students.
Women Say A School For Troubled Teens Punished Girls For Being Gay
Former students and employees of the River View Christian Academy told BuzzFeed News that girls were disciplined if they even discussed the idea of being gay. "I didn't come out as queer for 10 years because of it."
Most Fraternities Are Banning Hard Alcohol In Response To A Series Of Drinking-Related Deaths
The new policy means that in the vast majority of frat houses, no one will be allowed to pour themselves a glass of tequila, whiskey, or vodka.
Men's Rights Activists Say This College Student Is Why They Need A #MeToo Moment
The unusual prosecution has been praised by men's rights groups, but Nikki Yovino's confession has raised questions about how police treat women who report rape.
An 18-Year-Old Posted A Rap Online. Then He Was Arrested For Threatening A School Shooting.
Michael Schmitt’s rap song was crude, but was it a crime? "They painted me as a school shooter, and that's terrifying," said the 18-year-old, who’s been on house arrest since March.
This Teen Said His Teammates Assaulted Him, Then His School Kept Their Punishment Secret
When kids report sexual assault to their schools, they expect to find out what happens to the alleged perpetrator. Instead, they’re getting the silent treatment because of privacy laws.
A Lawsuit Says This Private Religious High School Protected An Accused Rapist
The lawsuit says Holland Christian High School ignored the 15-year-old girl's needs but made special efforts to help the classmate who pleaded guilty to assaulting her.
17 Colleges Fell Short On Campus Safety, But The Education Department Didn’t Tell The Schools
The lapse discovered by BuzzFeed News suggests confusion in a department that has come under scrutiny on campus safety issues.
What It’s Like For School Shooting Survivors To Watch The Parkland Protests
Not every kid who’s lived through a school shooting has the same cause to advance. For some, this is their chance to march in memory of classmates killed years ago. Others will avoid the protests altogether.
From Hollywood To This Power Plant, Men Who Report Sexual Harassment Are Asked Why They Didn’t Fight Back
Until just 20 years ago, federal law didn't even accept that men could be harassed by other men. These men’s stories show we still have a long way to go.
A Top Trump Administration Civil Rights Official Says Peter Thiel Backed Her For The Job
Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show that Candice Jackson boasted about high-profile conservative supporters to land a top job at the US Department of Education.
We Don't Know How Many Rapes Happen In The US Each Year. These Lawmakers Want To Fix That.
"It's abundantly clear that reliable data can play a key role in strengthening efforts to combat sexual violence," said Sen. Claire McCaskill, a sponsor of the bipartisan bill.
Feds Launch Investigation Of Michigan State University's Handling Of Sex Crimes
The US Department of Education is probing whether the school violated the law in its handling of reports of Larry Nassar's sexual assaults. "My heart breaks for the survivors of Larry Nassar’s disgusting crimes," said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
You Don't Have A Right To Know The Outcome Of Your Sexual Harassment Complaint
Here's why women are getting the silent treatment when they ask for the results of workplace harassment investigations. Some people want to change that.
Meet The Republican Lawmaker Who's Taken Up The Cause Of Defending College Men Accused Of Rape
Georgia Rep. Earl Ehrhart has made a career of taking on controversial causes, and his latest passion is defending students accused of rape. Emails show he has intervened to try to save men from "kangaroo courts."