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U.S. Department of Education bolsters rights of accused with new, final Title IX guidelines

U.S. Department of Education bolsters rights of accused with new, final Title IX guidelines

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

May 7, 2020

After over two years and much speculation, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday new — and final — regulations on sexual misconduct in education. The changes, made to the Education Amendments of 1972’s Title IX, will go into effect in August.  Title IX is a federal civil rights law th...

Biden on sexual assault allegation: ‘never, never happened’

This video framegrab image from MSNBC's Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBC's Morning Joe via AP)

Associated Press

May 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by former staffer Tara Reade...

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein: Where do we go from here?

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein: Where do we go from here?

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

March 1, 2020

The recent verdict of Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes is an event that many rape and sexual assault survivors, as well as followers and advocates for the #MeToo movement, will hopefully never forget.  The split verdict of being guilty of felony rape and sex crime, but not guilty of more serious ch...

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.

Associated Press

February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. The 67-year-old Weinstein had a look of...

Analysis: 2019 Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Report

Students and professionals alike cross the street. At the Loop Campus, the buildings are integrated among office buildings, restaurants and stores.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

February 16, 2020

When Jasmine Boubas was a freshman at DePaul, she and a group of friends were followed and verbally harassed by a group of male students while walking back to their dorms from a party. “It was uncomfortable and quite scary witnessing such aggressiveness from a large group of boys,” she said. Reports o...

OPINION: Don’t pity the accused: sexual assault allegations don’t hurt men

Brett Kavanaugh

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2019

It’s a familiar media narrative: A prominent, powerful man is accused of sexual misconduct. All the major news outlets chase the story, trying to pin down the accuracy of the claims made by the accuser. Then the skeptics come in. Social media users are suddenly decorated detectives, poking holes in per...

Pentagon report: Sexual assault in U.S. military increased for female service members

Col. Don Christensen (Ret.) of nonprofit group Protect our Defenders at a March Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military; BELOW: Col. Ellen Haring (Ret.) of advocacy group the Service Women's Action Network, at a similar House of Representatives hearing in April.

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 13, 2019

A startling trend among the ranks of the U.S. military continues to rise with the most recent results from the Department of Defense's Annual Report on Sexual Assault released last week. The report indicated a 50 percent increase in sexual assaults experienced by women in the military since 2016. Despite women co...

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 22, 2019

Megan, a DePaul sophomore whose name has been changed to protect her identity, emailed the Title IX office in October to report an assault by another student at a DePaul-sponsored event. The office responded fairly quickly, and a man who worked in the Title IX office asked her to set up a time to spe...

How ‘America’s Dad’ fell from public grace

Bill Cosby leaves the courthouse after his conviction on April 26.

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018

Beginning with his days on “I Spy” and up to his portrayal as the lovable Cliff Huxtable on the “The Cosby Show,” for most of his career Bill Cosby managed to maintain a clean-cut image to fans and the public eye. Through his scripted television roles, Cosby was often portrayed as a wholesome...

Letter to the editor: “An appeal to logic and reason”

Letter to the editor:

Brendan Newell, Member of the DePaul College Republicans

March 5, 2018

Editor's note: This piece is written by a member of the College Republicans in response to The DePaulia's representation of his comments at a debate between the College Republicans and DePaul Socialists. The article he is referring to was our front page story "The Great Debate" by the Editor-In-Chief A...

DePaul stands against sexual and relationship violence

Karen Tamburro, a 1996 graduate of DePaul’s College of Law, became DePaul’s first full-time Title IX coordinator on Sept. 8, 2015. For the previous 14 years, she served as a supervisory attorney with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Tamburro will be housed in the Office for Institutional Diversity and Equity, and will be supported by deputy Title IX coordinators within Student Affairs, Athletics, Human Resources, Enrollment Management & Marketing and Academic Affairs. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Karen Tamburro, Title IX Coordinator

February 19, 2018

More and more conversations about sexual and relationship violence are happening in society and on our campus, driven in part by the growing #MeToo movement. As DePaul’s Title IX Coordinator, I appreciate when students show an interest in these issues and are open to learning more. Last week, some ...

Nation & World Briefs: January 22, 2018

Associated Press

January 22, 2018

Amazon announces short list for next headquarters location Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in ...

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