At post-Roe rallies across the country, speakers voiced concern not just for bodily autonomy but for the systems that control it. Confidence in the U.S. democratic system — and Democrats, in particular — is chipping. “If you care about abortion rights,” said congressional candidate Summer Lee (D-PA), “it’s time you stop saying, ‘Vote blue no […]
Students Rally to Support CA Bill That Requires Colleges to Offer Abortion Services
Students rallied on Tuesday in Sacramento to support the passage of SB 24, or the College Student Right to Access Act, a bill that would require public universities to offer nonsurgical abortions at all student health centers. Last Friday the state Assembly Appropriations Committee voted for the bill, with 13 legislators in favor of the […]
Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage
The signs, which ask for first-year women- and their moms- to be dropped off at an ODU fraternity “for a good time,” have elicited outrage and a promise of disciplinary action from the University.
This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts
DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student’s college record.
New Poll Reaffirms That 1 in 5 College Women are Sexually Assaulted
The data also show that students are divided about the definition of consent, that victims of sexual assault suffer from trauma, and that a small minority of victims report the crime.
Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann
“As a friend, Grace brought love and joy into every interaction and every person she came across.”
This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault
Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act’s key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act.
President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall
Obama spoke largely about his two biggest promises for immigration reform.
Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College
Many Americans had not heard of the proposal to make 2 years of community college free until President Obama’s State of the Union address. Tennessee and Chicago, however, have long been working to make this plan a reality for their students.
Princeton Women Were Once Barred From These Clubs – Now, They Run Them
Tiger Inn also got national media attention when someone spray-painted the words “rape haven” on the club’s stone fence late last year. However, as of this week, Tiger Inn has elected its first woman, Grace Larsen, as president.
Yale Fraternity That Violated Sexual Misconduct Policy Now Banned From Campus
The fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) will not be allowed to hold on-campus activities, use the school bulletin boards or email system to communicate, or use the fraternity’s name “in connection with the university.”
Three Muslim Students Have Been Shot and Killed in North Carolina in Possible Hate Crime
Craig Stephen Hicks, a 46-year-old white man, turned himself in to the police and is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
UVA President Announces Initiatives to Curb Campus Sexual Assault
The University of Virginia’s president, Teresa Sullivan, recently spoke to the campus community about what’s next in their push to end sexual assault on campus and strengthen their policies for survivrs.
Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA’s New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations
Two fraternities at the University of Virginia have declined to sign on to new fraternity regulations put in place after a sexual assault scandal shook the campus.
Scripps College Will Now Officially Admit Transgender Women
The new policy will be in effect for all Fall 2016 applicants.
UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture
The decision closely follows the release of a Rolling Stone article detailing a pattern of rape and sexual assault occurring at UVA fraternities, which has caused student and faculty protests and sparked national outrage.
Columbia University Fined Student Activists for the Carry That Weight Day of Action
A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault.
While Colorado and North Dakota Rejected Personhood on Election Day, Tennessee’s Anti-Abortion Measure Passed
Voters in North Dakota and Colorado handily defeated two state constitutional personhood amendments yesterday. In Tennessee, however, a state constitutional amendment that gives state legislators more power to restrict abortion access and birth control passed.
This Election Day, Students Are Mobilizing Against Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures
Students in North Dakota and Tennessee are getting out the vote against anti-abortion and anti-birth control ballot measures being decided today at the polls.
Federal Judge Exempts Another Catholic University from Birth Control Coverage
The founder of Ave Maria University, Tom Monaghan – who also founded Domino’s Pizza – governs the town of Ave Maria. The town only has one OB/GYN and prohibits the distribution of contraception completely.