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Opposition mounts to federal govt’s new university sexual harassment rules

August 6, 2013

by C.J. Ciaramella

The Daily Caller

 

A large organization of university professors voiced its opposition yesterday to a new Department of Education policy lowering the standard of guilt for sexual misconduct cases on university campuses.

The American Association of University Professors sent a letter to Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights objecting to the office’s new standards, which the office rolled out in April.

The Office of Civil Rights now requires all universities which receive federal funding to use a “preponderance of evidence” standard in grievance procedures involving sexual misconduct, rather than the more strict “clear and convincing” evidence standard...

Opposition mounts to federal govt’s new university sexual harassment rules

July 30, 2011

A large organization of university professors voiced its opposition yesterday to a new Department of Education policy lowering the standard of guilt for sexual misconduct cases on university campuses.

The American Association of University Professors sent a letter to Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights objecting to the office’s new standards, which the office rolled out in April.

The Office of Civil Rights now requires all universities which receive federal funding to use a “preponderance of evidence” standard in grievance procedures involving sexual misconduct, rather than the more strict “clear and convincing” evidence standard...