Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Sexual Harassment at Yale Investigation
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights will investigate Yale University for allegations of violation of Title IX. At issue is the university's slow and inadequate response to accusations of sexual harassment listed in the complaint filed March 15 by 16 Yale students. Yale risks losing federal funding if found noncompliant with Title IX. VP Joe Biden said it as well as I've heard it said: "No means no if you're drunk or sober. No means no if you're in a bed, in a dorm, or on the street. No means no even if you said yes at first and changed your mind. No means no." Yale University said no to commenting on the npr article. This investigation indicates an administration effort to change the culture, and it is most welcome.