The Columbia Journalism School report criticizing Rolling Stone’s reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia provoked little response from UVA students. But the fraternity where the alleged attack took place said it’s suing Rolling Stone.
It’s been more than six months since 43 Mexican college students disappeared, and public protests continue in that country. This month, they spilled into Virginia, with three family members touring and talking with Americans.
With music, food and conversation, Richmond welcomed three people from a larger group called Caravan 43 – relatives of missing college students who are fanning out across the U.S. this month.
With no fanfare, the University of Virginia has announced a new sexual misconduct policy, prompted by a federal investigation.
UVA spent about a year trying to figure out how it could better handle cases of sexual assault, harassment, and stalking, after the U.S. Department of Education said the school might be guilty of discrimination based on gender. That announcement came after a former student said she was raped in 2011 and that administrators botched an investigation, losing key evidence.
Charlottesville Police have suspended their investigation of a possible fraternity house rape at the University of Virginia – the subject of a Rolling Stone magazine article that was discredited. The cops are not closing the case, but they find no evidence that a crime occurred.
None of the assault allegations made by Jackie, the subject of the Rolling Stone article that caused turmoil at the University of Virginia last November could be confirmed after months of investigating.
While the tale of a three-hour frat house gang rape had already been largely demolished through investigative reporting, Chief Tim Longo gave the official verdict on the claims Monday: they didn't check out.
"There no substantive basis to conclude that what is described in that article happened that night."