Since the U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation into the University of Michigan’s handling of sexual misconduct cases in 2014, the University has made multiple efforts to protect students from sexual assault on campus.
This new policy favors the claimant in numerous ways and will likely increase the number of assaults punished, thereby raising the standards around sexual activity and changing the culture around sexual assault on our campus.
In the following roundtable discussion, Ben Keller, senior editorial page editor, and Editorial Board members Michael Mordarski and Gracie Dunn give their takes on whether the chalk messages, including “Trump 2016,” “Build the Wall” and “Stop Islam” written on the Diag on March 29 and 30 should be sanctioned by the University.
Though Title IX ensures that students have the right to use the restroom aligning to their gender identity, the Office of Student Life and the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities should explicitly state that transgender students can use any bathroom on campus they feel most comfortable using.
David Schafer and Micah Griggs, running for president and vice president respectively on the newMICH ticket, are experienced, socially aware students, with detailed plans to improve Central Student Government.