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.
North Dakota Medical Students Speak Out Against Measure 1
Medical students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences warned voters that Measure 1 is dangerous for women and could fuel a physician shortage in the state.
Campus Sexual Assault Survey Finds One in Six MIT Women Are Survivors
One in six women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have experienced some form of sexual assault, but only 5 percent have reported it.
Students Protest Fordham University’s Anti-Birth Control Policy
Students at Fordham University are engaged in a battle against the New York City Catholic school’s anti-birth control policy.
North Carolina Board of Elections Eliminates On-Campus Voting Sites Across the State
North Carolina will begin state-wide early voting on Thursday, and unlike the 2012 presidential election, many students across the state will have no polling place on-campus, making it more difficult for students to exercise their right to vote.
Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures
In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado – three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election – student activists are mobilizing.
Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate
Although a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights says the new complaint from the Catholic conference is under review, Rouillard has reiterated that the agency considers abortion a basic health care service.
Georgetown University Administrators Apologize for Shutting Down H*yas for Choice Protest
Georgetown University has formally apologized to students and alumni following a university police response to an off-campus H*yas for Choice protest last week that sparked outrage.
Georgetown Alumni Call Out University for Not Allowing Reproductive Rights Protests
Over 200 Georgetown Alumni want the University to do better by H*yas for Choice.