As the month of August comes to an end, I am taking a bit of a respite from my usual posts. Enjoy this beautiful sunrise picture taken this morning on the coast of Maine. Goodbye August.
Well, that did not take long an invasive law. In late 2014 Illinois enacted a law that required a student to provide their social media account passwords to school officials if the school officials had reasonable cause to believe that the social network account contained evidence that the student had violated a school disciplinary rule … More Illinois Students No Longer Required to Give School Officials Their Social Media Passwords.
Another state court has overturned a university’s decision to expel a student following a finding that the student had sexually assaulted another student. This case, Mock v. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, was the subject of a bit of media attention. The expelled student was a wrestler and his father, the former wrestling coach at the … More Tennessee State Court Overturns Campus Sexual Assault Finding.
Maine has joined the list of states that have enacted a law that protects employee and applicant social media accounts. The law as passed in Maine is the subject of this article in the National Law Review. As mentioned in the article the law will take effect October 15, 2015.
This piece in Inside Higher Ed is an Interesting read. It is an essay written by a student affairs professional about how the campus sexual assault movement led her to leave her job.
The Department of Justice has launched a website for the stated purpose of providing ” … important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.” It has a wide range of information. Everything from self-assessment tools, safety planning guides, and a guidance package concerning Title IX coordinators, to legal resources … More DOJ Now Has An Online Campus Sexual Assault Resource Center.
The wave of campus sexual assault legislative efforts appears to be unrelenting. The latest legislative foray is the introduction of the “Safe Campus Act of 2015” in the House of Representatives. The sponsors are Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), and Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX). The bill has been portrayed as an effort to counter balance the recent … More New Federal Campus Sexual Assault Bill Proposed.