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Topic: Title IX

Katiana Soenen ’24, Carter Woodruff ’22, Taja Hirata-Epstein ’20 and Chloe Burns ’19 filed a federal class action lawsuit against Brown Aug. 6, alleging the University violated Title IX in its response to sexual assault on campus.

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Title IX suit plaintiffs detail path to legal action against Brown

August 11, 2021 4 comments

After a group of current and recent University students accused Brown in a federal class action suit of systematically failing to protect students from sexual abuse and of intentionally deterring students from reporting incidents, the four plaintiffs have found themselves under a spotlight.

The Aug. 6 complaint filed against the University represents the latest development in student activism against sexual assault on campus. In April, hundreds of students protested the administration’s response to sexual violence.

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Students, alums file federal class action lawsuit against Brown claiming U. fails to protect students from sexual violence

August 9, 2021 0 comments

Four women filed a federal class action complaint Aug. 6 against the University, claiming that it not only neglected to protect its students from sexual harassment and sexual abuse, but also “actively prevented the reporting of such harm.”

After a grand jury decided not to press charges against Doe’s alleged assaulters, Doe filed lawsuits in federal and Superior courts against the University and two deans.

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R.I. Supreme Court rules in favor of Brown in sexual assault lawsuit

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Supreme Court of Rhode Island affirmed the dismissal of Title IX lawsuit Jane Doe v. Brown in an opinion filed June 28, ending an eight-year investigatory and legal process.

Sexual assault activism is cyclical, Lily Shield ’09 said. “Every couple of years, it resurfaces.”

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‘It happens in the places where we live and sleep’: students’ fight for sexual assault resources on campus

April 6, 2021 0 comments

“I said no.”  “Break the silence.” “You don’t know this, but it happened here at Brown.” These phrases, and more, were written on t-shirts that members of the student-run Sexual Assault Task Force hung between trees on the Main Green on a cool October day in 2007. 

Title IX Office launches new Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy

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Title IX Office launches new Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy

March 21, 2021 2 comments

The University’s Title IX and Gender Equity Office announced a new Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy in a March 2 Today@Brown letter from Title IX Coordinator Rene Davis. 

The creation of the Rape List in the 1990s led to a major reckoning on campus in the conversation around sexual violence.

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‘If we don’t start taking care of each other, no one will’: how women started a movement that redefined how Brown handles sexual assault

March 18, 2021 1 comment

In October 1990, a list of names appeared on the bathroom walls of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. With growing concerns about the University’s inaction on sexual assault, women took matters into their own hands. 

New online reporting form allows students to report sexual harassment anonymously

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New online reporting form allows students to report sexual harassment anonymously

March 17, 2021 5 comments

The Title IX Office introduced a new method of reporting incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence or gender-based discrimination on its website Dec. 10, 2020.

The Bruno Brief: The students protesting Brown’s handling of sexual assault

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The Bruno Brief: The students protesting Brown’s handling of sexual assault

February 17, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we take a look at recent student activism against the University’s handling of sexual misconduct on campus, in light of a protest taking place last week as part of the University Survivors Movement. We talk to senior staff writer Karlos Bautista ’23.5, […]

Out of the nearly 2,200 undergraduates surveyed, 24.5 percent of women and eight percent of men reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force or inability to consent since coming to Brown, as reported on the 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct.

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University Survivors Movement criticizes U. handling of sexual violence

February 8, 2021 0 comments

By the time most students were getting out of bed and wandering around campus Monday morning, posters criticizing the University administration’s approach to addressing sexual violence had been taped to the doors of University Hall, Sayles Hall and other prominent locations on campus. 

Reports of sexual misconduct on campus rose in 2019-2020 year

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Reports of sexual misconduct on campus rose in 2019-2020 year

January 19, 2021 0 comments

The Title IX and Gender Equity Office released its 2019-20 Annual Outcome Report Dec. 10, revealing a slight increase in the reported incidents of sexual misconduct at the University.