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    Here's more details on the Yale story. Please note that the Dept. of Education considers that Yale has made sufficient progress and no longer needs to be monitored. There are also summaries about other schools at the end of the article.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be ... almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die. - Jonathan Safran Foer

    by ramara on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 03:13:40 PM PDT

    •  It must suck to be a Yale spokeswoman (4+ / 0-)

      From your link:

      Yale spokeswoman Karen N. Peart said the university does not tolerate sexual misconduct, but said the school won't discuss the specific cases.

      "One result of this commitment to confidentiality is that the descriptions in the report do not fully capture the diversity and complexity of the circumstances associated with the complaints or the factors that determined the outcomes and sanctions," Peart said. "Nonetheless, the range of penalties described in the semi-annual report reflects our readiness to impose harsh sanctions when the findings warrant them."

      Um, if you're letting them continue to attend after finding that they committed sexual assault, that's pretty much the definition of "tolerating" it.

      I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

      by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 03:18:38 PM PDT

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      •  Somewhere I commented (2+ / 0-)

        that the problem is coeducation. It was so much easier when the victims were townies who were easily intimidated, and girls from other colleges who were seriously unlikely to bother the Yale administration, let alone "admit" to being raped - oops, I mean, participate in non-consensual sex.

        Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be ... almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die. - Jonathan Safran Foer

        by ramara on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 04:02:34 PM PDT

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