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UVA's "Jackie" Is Testifying

It's been nearly two years since Rolling Stone published its blistering account of an alleged gang rape inside a frat house at the University of Virginia (UVA). But only now, in the course of a multi-million dollar defamation suit that stemmed from t…
By Sunnivie Brydum

5 Moments That Changed The Conversation On Assault

Last Thursday, former Stanford University student Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in county jail after being found guilty of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a f…
By Elizabeth Enochs

The Awful Decision In This 'Rolling Stone' Case

The now-infamous Rolling Stone article "A Rape On Campus" detailed a heinous gang rape at the University of Virginia, but was redacted after it was revealed that the allegations weren't backed up by anyone other than the alleged victim, who was given…
By Lauren Holter

What Landed Warmbier In Trouble

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier is facing heavy charges abroad, but it seems as though some Americans feel that the consequences for his actions are at least somewhat justified. Warmbier was recently sentenced to 15 years hard labor for …
By Melissa Cruz

The Hannah Graham Murder Suspect Was Sentenced

Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr. of Virginia has entered into a plea deal over the death of Hannah Graham, the 18-year-old University of Virginia student who was murdered in September 2014. Matthew will reportedly receive two life sentences for Graham's murde…
By Cate Carrejo

What's Changed 1 Year After "A Rape On Campus"

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia looks like a postcard. Lush with gardens and adorned with column after column, it is a place shrouded in Jeffersonian tradition as much as it is Jeffersonian myth. UVA earned its nicknam…
By Christine Stoddard

8 Ways You're Not Being Inclusive Enough

Considering that feminism is about openness and equality for all genders, you'd think that it would be easy to be inclusive; just keep your own privilege in mind and you're good to go, right? Unfortunately, ways you're not being an inclusive enough f…
By Claire Warner

UVa Fraternity Sues 'Rolling Stone' For Millions

They were accused of rape, the story was discredited, and now they're seeking justice — millions of dollars' worth. After a Rolling Stone article claimed members of the University of Virginia fraternity Phi Kappa Psi gang-raped a woman during a party…
By Liz Posner

These Comics Perfectly Tackle Victim-Blaming

As difficult as it is to get out of an abusive situation, live with depression, or survive any number of similar circumstances, the story rarely ends there. Unfortunately, if there's anything people love more than Pumpkin Spice lattes, it's judging o…
By Claire Warner

5 Powerful Quotes From Martese Johnson's Essay

University of Virginia student Martese Johnson said he had finally made it to his "sanctuary in success" at the college after growing up in the south side of Chicago. On March 18, 2015, Johnson was out with friends and was denied entrance to a bar by…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

This Is How Much Campus Sexual Assault Costs

With the fall semester settling into full swing, the majority of college students are consumed with studying, partying, and figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives. For a disturbing number of female students, however, their academic and …
By Claire Warner

Read The Latest 'Rolling Stone' Lawsuit

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that three University of Virginia graduates filed suit against Rolling Stone for defamation of character and emotional distress following the magazine's decision to publish a detailed account of an alleged d…
By Tiffany Thomas

New York's Latest Plan To Curb Sex Assault

On Tuesday, New York state lawmakers announced a deal Tuesday to pass legislation that use affirmative consent as New York's standard for adjudicating campus sexual assault cases statewide. The plan, proposed and fiercely championed by Gov. Andrew Cu…
By Sarah Bufkin

UVA Dean Sues 'Rolling Stone' For Defamation

The associate dean of students at the University of Virginia, Nicole Eramo, is suing Rolling Stone for defamation due to the way she was portrayed in the now-retracted article, "A Rape On Campus." Eramo alleges six counts of defamation and is seeking…
By Celia Darrough

Sen. Gillibrand Wants You To Read This Book

The year is 2015, and the discussion surrounding sexual assault has reached an apex, becoming more urgent and more relevant today than ever. The focus is particularly heightened on college campuses, where, according to a 2012 Center for Disease Contr…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

When Will Jesse Matthew Go To Trial?

The investigation and prosecution for the case of Hannah Graham, the 18-year-old University of Virginia student who went missing in September 2014, has been drawn-out since the beginning. When Graham was reported missing in September, national headli…
By Zoe Ferguson

Jesse Matthew Could Face The Death Penalty

On Tuesday, 33-year-old Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was indicted on capital murder charges for the 2014 death of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Matthew was originally charged with first-degree murder in February, but was indicted …
By Melanie Schmitz

This Student Campaign Helps Define Sexual Consent

A collective of Texas Tech University students have begun an online campaign called Define Your Line to strengthen sexual consent education on their campus and combat the notion of "blurred lines" as a fact of sexual relationships (thanks, Robin Thic…
By Rachel Sanoff

Can Fraternities Stop On-Campus Sexual Assault?

Recent high-profile sexual assault allegations, such as the ones at Columbia and University of Virginia, have left many wondering what is being done to curb sexual assault on college campuses. Fraternities (and all of Greek life) are coming under fir…
By Sara Levine

Jon Stewart Just Ripped 'Rolling Stone' Apart

Jon Stewart is not happy with the outcome of the Rolling Stone controversy. A Columbia University report published Sunday found that the magazine failed virtually every stage of the editorial process in regards to the highly controversial UVA sexual …
By Alicia Lu