On the campus of a Division I school, football game days are somewhat of a local holiday. It is impossible to walk outside without the instant assault of school colors and tailgating merriment. There is a longstanding history between college football and sexual assault.
Learn about us. Observer Editorial Board Friday, April 5, This week marks the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month — a time to recognize those affected by sexual assault and actively work toward preventing it.
The University of Notre Dame, which the documentary "The Hunting Ground " prominently accuses of botching rape cases, is the subject of a U. Department of Education civil rights investigation into complaints that sexual harassment victims were tormented by the school's bewildering system for handling sex cases. The Catholic university, which on Friday plans to screen the documentary on its campus in South Bend, Indiana, has been under investigation by the department's Office of Civil Rights for nearly two years, and hasn't publicly disclosed the probes.
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An anonymous former Notre Dame student filed a lawsuit on August 17 on St. According to the suit, the student who goes by Jane Doe was spending the academic year at Notre Dame as part of an exchange program. According to the complaint, Roe smashed her phone as she tried to call for help during the alleged incident.
The University of Notre Dame for years has been derided for its handling of campus sexual assault. Now, recent policy changes at the powerhouse religious institution have once again spurred concerns of victim advocates, who say the new policies might allow a student accused of sexual misconduct to avoid the traditional disciplinary process. This is routine for the university every summer, said spokesman Dennis Brown.
A former University of Notre Dame student filed a lawsuit last month alleging school officials urged her to withdraw a sexual assault complaint against an unnamed Fighting Irish football player ahead of his potential transfer to another program. On Thursday, Stacy St. Clair of the Chicago Tribune provided details of the suit filed in St.
Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. The woman, who is listed as Jane Doe in the complaint, is suing the university for violating Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, breach of contract and negligence and invasion of privacy. In JanuaryDoe, who was a freshman, agreed to accompany an intoxicated Notre Dame student, listed as Jack Roe in the suit, to ensure he returned to his dorm safely, according to court documents.