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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Title IX no more?

Genie Ruzicka September 17, 2017
Betsy DeVos has stated that Title IX protections are unfair to both survivors and those who have been “falsely accused.”
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University Police Department cars at Stony Brook University. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Sexual assault increases on campus

The Statesman March 6, 2014
Stony Brook is grappling with an increase in reported sexual assaults. To quote the Feb. 11, 2014 Statesman article, by Ashleigh Sherow, “…there were 17 forcible sexual offences in 2012 – five more than in 2011 and 10 more than in 2010.” Despite the large student body on campus, this number is unacceptable. With a population of roughly 16,000, that means .2 percent of students have reported a sexual assault, compared to New York State’s 304 reports for its 19.57 million people, resulting in .0016 percent of the population reporting sexual assaults.
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