Thursday, October 24, 2013

UConn strikes back on charges that it doesn't protect women from sexual assault

The University of Connecticut is under siege by claims of seven current and former female students that the school supposedly failed to protect them from rape and sexual assault.

In each of the seven cases, only the women's versions of the alleged acts are being publicly aired. No enterprising journalist seems to care enough about the facts to unearth the accused's side of the story. This is typical of the way these public outcries are handled by the news media.

The school's president, Susan Herbst, addressed the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, detailing UConn's plan of action to curb sexual violence and saying the women’s claims that UConn was dismissive of the women’s sexual assault reports was “astonishingly misguided and demonstrably untrue.”