This semester has been a difficult one for our university family. While still reeling from the Hannah Graham tragedy and the suicide death of one of her classmates, we were blindsided by the horrifying story from the Rolling Stone. While many details of the story have since been discredited, it nonetheless set in motion a…more >
By now, it is clear that what Rolling Stone reported happened to Jackie, did not. The most recent revelations from her three friends even call into question whether the third-year she discussed ever existed. We likely will never really know what — if anything — actually happened to her the night of September 28, 2012.
The University has no business handling or investigating crimes — violent, non-violent, sexual, or otherwise. Student councils can handle cheating, or other ‘honor’ issues, but crimes are crimes and need to be handled by the government agencies we’ve paid and elected to handle them.
The University needs to do the same thing the military has done…more >
Does the 1 in 4 figure hold water?
Statistically speaking, if only 6.25% of the female population were raped each year at a 4 year institution, then yes, after 4 years, you could have a rate of 25% or 1 in 4 of a given population. Provided, of course, no female was raped twice and rapes…more >
In a Cavalier Daily article, Sullivan is quoted as follows:
“Sexual misconduct is a whole range of behaviors, all the way from verbal harassment to rape,” Sullivan said. “If you have a student who, [let’s] say, is cyber stalking and doesn’t realize that that’s offensive and shouldn’t be done — do you want to expel that…more >
This doesn’t change anything for me. UVA is mobilizing right now to keep the focus on this issue and fix it. “A chorus of student activists, politicians, faculty and administrators were mobilizing Fri. and Sat. to sustain that momentum”, according to today’s Wash. Post. Also, President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, Tommy Reid said “he wants…more >
Along comes Julia Horowitz, “assistant managing editor of the Cavalier Daily,” writing in Politco yesterday. One would think her writings emanate from “The Onion,” but, alas, they don’t. They apparently represent what passes for “journalism” at The University these days. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/12/why-we-believed-jackies-story-113365.html#.VISQh410yM-
A few cases in point:
“…to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge…more >
The article was intended to give victims of sexual violence a voice, Instead, what a terrrible, terrible disservice has been done . Not only will the credibility of actual victims be undermined, but so will the compassion to which they are entitled. No amount of apologizing can undo the damage.
So, before the world now comes “Rolling Stone,” issuing an “apology” and a retraction of their obviously hyperbolic and politically motivated story. Says Rolling Stone: “In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced.” Translation:…more >
Everyone is well aware of the definition of Integrity: how one acts when no-one is watching. The Presidents address to students this past monday was excellent. Unfortunately, it looks to many that the only reason things have been appropriately addressed and communicated to students and alumni is because of the Rolling Stones article. It would…more >