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May 17, 2014

On sexual assault policy: Entrust colleges, not Uncle Sam

Sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints are surging on campuses. The Obama administration is pressuring colleges and universities to assure more confidentiality for accusers, conduct anonymous student surveys and train bystanders to intervene. It has named 55 institutions that it believes aren't doing these things -- I teach at one of them, UC Berkeley -- and will soon ask Congress to impose stiff penalties on institutions that do not comply.

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