Articles by Ben Schreckinger (65)


State GOP misses out on party’s nationwide surge

November 3, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Despite big GOP gains nationwide, Rhode Island Republicans will be shut out of all five statewide offices and all four U.S. congressional seats for the first time since 1975.


Governor seat up for grabs

November 2, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Ocean State voters will go to the polls today to choose a successor to Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 and determine the outcome of one of the most unconventional political races in the country this year.

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McCormick claims witness intimidation in case

October 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

William McCormick III’s lawyer filed papers in court Monday claiming witness intimidation in his lawsuit against the University, a female member of the class of 2010 and her father.

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Recent grad sues Brown; says U. ‘not above the law’

October 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A recent graduate filed a lawsuit Oct. 5 against the University, President Ruth Simmons and other senior administrators, stemming from the University’s handling of disciplinary action against him.

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McCormick lawyer failed to report U. connection

September 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled

After William McCormick III was accused of rape by a fellow student, his first lawyer represented and advised him in the Brown disciplinary process at the same time his law firm was representing the University in another matter, court records show.

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Alum’s father e-mailed U. officials

July 26, 2010 Comments are Disabled

E-mails disclosed by the University as part of William McCormick III’s lawsuit against it show that his accuser’s father was in contact with senior University officials in the days before and following the female alum’s allegation in 2006 that McCormick had raped her.

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Web update: Subpoenas hit campus in McCormick case

May 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Fifteen students have been subpoenaed to testify in William McCormick III’s lawsuit against the University, a female student and her father, according to J. Scott Kilpatrick, McCormick’s attorney. McCormick, a former member of the class of 2010, brought suit last fall against the University following a 2006 accusation of rape made against him by the female student and his subsequent withdrawal from Brown.

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Web update: Judge rules former student’s case against U. can proceed

May 2, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A federal judge has denied Brown’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by William McCormick III against the University and top administrators, ruling that, if true, his complaint demonstrates actions that “could be considered outrageous, atrocious or utterly intolerable conduct on the part of Brown.”

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Brown faces dilemma with assault accusations

April 29, 2010 5 comments

After a federal judge expressed apprehension earlier this month over the University’s decision to handle a rape allegation internally without notifying law enforcement, representatives from a students’ rights organization and a sexual assault victims’ advocacy group have both criticized universities’ practices in handling rape cases. Both a current and a former University employee have questioned Brown’s ability to investigate and adjudicate rape cases.

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Agreement between students disputed

April 20, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A lawyer for William McCormick III — a former member of the class of 2010 who is suing the University,  over a dozen employees, a female student and her father — said in federal court last week that a statement made by the lawyer for the female student and her father during that same hearing was the first assertion so far in the case that the female student’s rape accusation — the veracity of which has significant ramifications for the outcome of the litigation — was not false.