U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Higher Education Institutions with Open Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations

ACADEME BLOG

This is a news release from the Department of Education.

My own institution, Wright State University, is not on the list, but a member of our executive committee observed: “It’s great that we’re not on it, but unfortunately this is still a problem on our campus. We also have no rape crisis center either on campus or even in the entire Miami Valley, which is inexcusable. Because of the kinds of courses I teach, students report many personal experiences to me that occur both on and near campus, and it’s incredibly depressing.”

Action on this issue is long overdue, but addressing it in meaningful ways is going to be a long-term and complex process requiring an extended commitment by the government and by our institutions. There are not going to be any quick fixes.

It does seem, however, that, despite the efforts of New York Senator Kirsten Gillebrand,  there is…

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