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Universities and Title IX -- A Deeply Troubling Account

Members of the UVU faculty, like faculty members across the nation, have faced troubling and interminable Title IX investigations. Isn't there a better way to go about this?

Here's an especially interesting story, an essay that will be in the Sunday Magazine of the NYT and is available today in the on-line edition:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/magazine/title-ix-sexual-harassment-accusations.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

A couple of excerpts:

In academia, the phrase “Title IX investigation” is so common that we sometimes forget that many people have never heard the term. When I called my dad after Marta hung up with the associate dean and left to go teach, he asked me — once I stopped crying — what a Title IX investigation even was. What it usually means, I said, is an investigation of sexual misconduct. We hear about them most often in cases of sexual assault — usually of a female student by a male student, usually in relation to the campus r…