As we know, things that happen elsewhere sometimes affect us at home. Some of these are continuing sagas, but the first one is new and very interesting and is important in the fight to eliminate sexual assault on campus.
“Academic Approach to Alcohol”
“Beginning this year, University of Idaho freshmen will face immediate expulsion if their grade-point average is below 1.0 at the end of fall semester -- and whether or not alcohol is to blame, it's part of an effort to curb underage drinking”.
Read the rest: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/23/idaho-will-expel-low-performing-students-part-alcohol-prevention-plan
“California Campuses to Face Sexual Assault Audit”
“After hearing testimony from University of California students who say their institutions ignored or mishandled their complaints of sexual assault, state lawmakers on Wednesday authorized an audit with "priority status" to examine how UC and California State University campuses address sexual assault. The audit will include the University of California at Berkeley, as well as another UC campus and two in the CSU system, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. In May, students filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging that Berkeley inadequately investigated and reported sexual assault”.
“City of San Francisco Sues Accreditor”
“The City of San Francisco announced Thursday that it is suing the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, charging it with using inappropriate measures in evaluating City College of San Francisco, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The commission has announced plans to revoke the college's accreditation next year. The suit argues, among other things, that the commission was punishing the college for its opposition to budget cuts at a time that commission leaders agreed with state officials that cuts were appropriate. Commission officials could not be reached for comment, but they have denied that they treated the college unfairly”.
Have you seen any interesting stories out there recently? Please share.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III