Sex At The U: From ‘No Means No’ To ‘Yes, And Only Yes, Means Yes’

July 12, 2015

By Editorial at Star Tribune

The numbers tell the awful story: Estimates say that 1 in 5 women on college campuses are victims of some kind of sexual assault.

And while we lament that such attacks happen so often, we applaud efforts to prevent them. The University of Minnesota developed a sex assault prevention policy and was poised to launch it this month. The proposal could subject students to disciplinary action for having sex unless both parties give what’s known as “affirmative consent.’’ But on Wednesday, after concerns were raised by members of the Board of Regents, U President Eric Kaler postponed implementation until September to allow more time for discussion...

Schools: University of Minnesota