Michigan State University fined 4.5m over sexual abuse scandal

Michigan State University fined record $4.5m over Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. This raises question as to how strict sexual abuse policies are at universities. Are they strict enough? Are they too strict? How are they consistent across schools in the United States? What should colleges do to further deal with sexual abuse? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michigan-state-university-sexual-abuse-scandal-larry-nassar-a9093751.html

University of Michigan sees spike in rape reports on campus

This is obviously disturbing news, but I still felt that it is important to share. Based on a crime statistics report released last Tuesday, UofM saw a 150% increase in reports of rape or sexual assault on campus. I was shocked that the number of cases doubled. Then I realized there is a silver lining in the story. Due to national awareness and the #MeToo movement, women are feeling more empowered than ever to speak out if they are assaulted. Obviously, there is still lots of progress to be made in order for women to feel completely safe. Any amount of sexual assault cases is too many.

Gender Wage Gap In Michigan

I came across this article detailing the gender wage gap in Michigan. In the state of Michigan, the gender wage gap is actually larger (78 cents for every dollar paid to a man) compared to the national average of 80 cents to the dollar. This gap is even larger for women of color. What do we make of this? Are there legitimate causes for this? Are lawmakers doing enough to prevent this? https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/04/09/equal-pay-day-michigan-wage-gap/499404002/

Article VIII of the...

Article VIII of the constitution of the State of Michigan grants public universities a large degree of autonomy in their internal governance: some believe that needs to change. As a University of North Michigan victim of sexual assault and author of this article notes, “Michigan colleges have a crisis on campuses and it is not just the number of sexual assaults.

Michigan State University fined 4.5m over sexual abuse scandal

Michigan State University fined record $4.5m over Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. This raises question as to how strict sexual abuse policies are at universities. Are they strict enough? Are they too strict? How are they consistent across schools in the United States? What should colleges do to further deal with sexual abuse? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michigan-state-university-sexual-abuse-scandal-larry-nassar-a9093751.html

University of Michigan sees spike in rape reports on campus

This is obviously disturbing news, but I still felt that it is important to share. Based on a crime statistics report released last Tuesday, UofM saw a 150% increase in reports of rape or sexual assault on campus. I was shocked that the number of cases doubled. Then I realized there is a silver lining in the story. Due to national awareness and the #MeToo movement, women are feeling more empowered than ever to speak out if they are assaulted. Obviously, there is still lots of progress to be made in order for women to feel completely safe. Any amount of sexual assault cases is too many.

Gender Wage Gap In Michigan

I came across this article detailing the gender wage gap in Michigan. In the state of Michigan, the gender wage gap is actually larger (78 cents for every dollar paid to a man) compared to the national average of 80 cents to the dollar. This gap is even larger for women of color. What do we make of this? Are there legitimate causes for this? Are lawmakers doing enough to prevent this? https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/04/09/equal-pay-day-michigan-wage-gap/499404002/

Article VIII of the...

Article VIII of the constitution of the State of Michigan grants public universities a large degree of autonomy in their internal governance: some believe that needs to change. As a University of North Michigan victim of sexual assault and author of this article notes, “Michigan colleges have a crisis on campuses and it is not just the number of sexual assaults.

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