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Campus Safety

Baylor Donors and Alumni Take a Stand

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In light of all of the negative publicity that Baylor University has received following the ongoing allegations of sexual-assault on the campus, influential alumni and key donors have formed a nonprofit group to demand and to oversee the overhaul of Baylor’s Board of Regents. Julie Hillrichs, spokesperson for Bears for Leadership Reform, asserted: “I cannot stress enough, it’s not about football . . . This is about women who have been sexually assaulted on this campus. We need to have total accountability and transparency.” [read more]

Depression High Among College Athletes

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Researchers at Drexel University, Kean University, and the College of New Jersey published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reporting that 25% of college athletes suffer from depression.  These results concur with other tests conducted by the NCAA.  Responding to the findings of the NCAA study, the NCAA released a document outlining the best practices for dealing with athletes in need of mental-health care. [read more]

Rape Charges on College Campuses Lack Resolution

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40 years ago the US Congress passed the Gender Equity in Education Act also known as Title IX.  Although most people think of Title IX in terms of equal athletic opportunities, the law covers all aspects of a school’s educational experience including the way sexual assault and harassment charges are handled on the college campus.  Federal investigators are now examining more than 250 cases that remain unresolved.  Since 2011 only 19% of the cases reported on college campuses have been resolved.  [Read more]