But at the K-12 level, an assault that occurs, for example, at a private home on the weekend would seem to be outside a school's responsibility under the new rules, even if harassment continues at school, advocates said.
The Department of Education on Friday proposed new rules for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on college campuses that would bolster the rights of those accused of wrongdoing.
"These rules would really make schools more risky for students and would put in place processes that have the potential to sweep sexual harassment and sexual assault under the rug", Deb Vagins, policy director of the American Association of University Women, told The 74.
"However, we are also aware that the proposed rules will likely undergo changes based on feedback provided during the public comment period before they are implemented".
The proposed rule goes too far in incorporating legal concepts into a school disciplinary setting, argued Terry Hartle, a senior vice president at the American Council on Education, which represents university presidents.
Supportive measures to assist students during investigations into complaints of sexual misconduct might include changes in classes, counseling, no-contact orders, dorm room reassignments, and leaves of absence. The proposal would regulate Title IX, a law that bars sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. If the rules are put into place, those accused of sexual assault will be given the ability to cross-examine alleged victims.
Taylor, however, said in an interview that the prospect of cross-examination, probably by an attorney, would intimidate victims and witnesses and discourage them from speaking up.
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However, others applauded the department's move, saying it took the rights of both parties seriously.
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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which promotes free speech on campuses, welcomed the narrower definition.
He said California courts already have begun ordering colleges to restore the due process rights to accused students that are spelled out in the new rules.
The department's announcement on Friday was certain to be met with outrage from victim advocacy groups. End Rape on Campuscalled it a move "to silence survivors" that would result in fewer reports and greater numbers of victims not finishing their educations. The University's priority is always to "provide students with a learning environment that is safe from sexual harassment and misconduct", says Jennifer Grodsky, BU's vice president for federal relations, and the proposals need to be evaluated in that light.
Requiring schools to choose one standard for deciding all cases, either a simple "preponderance of the evidence", as used at BU now, or the higher standard of "clear and convincing evidence".
The news comes nearly a year after DeVos confirmed that the Education Department would no longer investigate claims of discrimination against transgender students in bathrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms in American public schools, sparking outrage among LGBTQ advocates.
On Thursday, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri also called for early elections. If this is indeed the case, it is expected elections will be held between March and May 2019.
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Overseas in Papua New Guinea, Pence told reporters that he and Trump discussed the story and had a "good laugh" about it. "The New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with [Pence]", Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
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Though they are still top, a draw for the Oranje against Germany on Monday will see Didier Deschamps' side slip to second. France midfielder Steven Nzonzi misjudged a header which fell right into Ryan Babel's path inside the six-yard box.
Dozens of people died and perhaps several hundred are unaccounted for in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. Rain was forecast for midweek, which could help firefighters but also complicate the challenging search for remains.
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