Law & Crime

Campus Rape Allegations
7:34 am
Tue December 2, 2014

UVA President Promises Changes

The president of the University of Virginia canceled a speech to the National Press Club in favor of speaking to students Monday.  She pledged a series of changes to combat sexual assault on campus – among them, forcing fraternities to operate under new rules and pressing police to arrest sellers of date rape drugs. 


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Under Attack Electronically
12:58 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Boosting Cyber-Security in Virginia

Credit Creative Commons

When Americans think of terrorism, they often envision 9-11-style attacks or some other extreme act of violence. But the nation’s enemies don't just hail from a specific part of the world, and Americans are under attack every day—not by air, land, or sea, but electronically through data breaches and hacking.

That's why the commonwealth’s Cyber Security Commission is focusing on discovering vulnerabilities and strengthening the state's databases.

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Sexual Assault Policy Changes
7:35 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Major Changes on the Way for the University of Virginia

Credit Hawes Spencer

The University of Virginia’s governing board is weighing several possible changes in policy following charges the school permits a culture of rape to survive on campus. 

Student protestors chanted outside an emergency meeting of the board of visitors - prompted by last week's report in Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity house rape and allegations of a culture that tolerates binge drinking and sexual assault.

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Law & Crime
7:27 am
Wed November 26, 2014

UVA's Board of Visitors Reacts to Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

Credit The University of Virginia. Photo: Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

The University of Virginia’s Rector has issued a public apology following a report in Rolling Stone magazine that the school harbors a culture of rape.  Members of the board of visitors may soon adopt a policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault and consider new limits on alcohol consumption at fraternities. 

Board chairman Keith Martin said he was appalled by the Rolling Stone report which began with the story of a woman called Jackie.  She said she was raped by seven men at a fraternity party.  When she refused to press charges, the university took no action against the men.

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Law & Crime
8:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

UVA Reacts to Gang Rape Allegations, Board of Visitors Discusses How to Move Forward

The University of Virginia Governing Board meets today to address the gang rape allegations by a campus fraternity. Students, faculty and staff are all reacting to the disturbing alleged events that have placed the historic university in an unwanted spotlight. 

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