Title IX

  • An official from the University of Virginia has filed a libel suit against Rolling Stone, Wenner Media and Sabrina Erdely, alleging that they portrayed the university community as being indifferent about gang rape on campus, Reuters reported.
    November 21, 2014  

    A story in Rolling Stone details the gang rape of an 18-year-old student by seven men at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. Journalist Sabrina Erdely says that the young woman reported the assault to the administration but nothing was done. Erdely joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the prevalence of campus sexual assault and why the victim was discouraged from speaking out. Continue reading

  • U.S Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event on protecting students from sexual assault on April 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. During the event, Biden announced the release of the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
    April 29, 2014  

    The Obama administration ramped up pressure to confront sexual assault within American colleges amid mounting nationwide effort to hold colleges and universities accountable. Amherst College president Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, Andrea Pino of End Rape on Campus and Alison Kiss of the Clery Center for Security on Campus join Judy Woodruff to evaluate the recent progress, and what more needs to be done. Continue reading