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Title IX coordinator candidates present policy changes

Title IX coordinator candidates present policy changes

By Elena Naze

October 16, 2019

The college narrowed the search for a Deputy Title IX Coordinator down to two candidates who expressed largely similar plans to address federal regulations around sexual assault.  The search committee invited the finalists to campus to present workshops on Title IX regulations and their proposed...

No immediate changes to come from Title IX working group

No immediate changes to come from Title IX working group

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

September 8, 2019

The working group assembled by President M. Lee Pelton to review the college’s Title IX procedures will not be making any concrete policy changes, according to a member of the committee. Co-chair and Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts Jan Roberts-Breslin said the group has not officiall...

Administration issues plans to address sexual misconduct on campus

Administration issues plans to address sexual misconduct on campus

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

April 22, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton told the student body on April 22 that he will form a working group of students, faculty, and senior administrators in Fall 2019 to examine current practices surrounding sexual misconduct, according to an emailed statement. The email comes after the Emerson College Police Department remo...

Title IX policy review stalls under potential new federal guidance

Title IX policy review stalls under potential new federal guidance

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor

April 22, 2019

The college will not implement revisions to its sexual misconduct policy until the U.S. Department of Education issues its final regulations for federal Title IX guidance, General Counsel Christine Hughes wrote in an email to the Beacon. Emerson reviewed the proposed federal changes when U.S. Secretar...

College removes graffiti accusing more than 12 students of sexual misconduct

College removes graffiti accusing more than 12 students of sexual misconduct

By Maya Gacina

April 18, 2019

The college does not plan to investigate who posted a list of more than 12 students accused of sexual misconduct onto Little Building’s Boylston Street scaffolding on Thursday, according to a college official. President M. Lee Pelton could not legally comment on whether or not any of the individu...

Beacon Podcast: Title IX breakdown

Beacon Podcast: Title IX breakdown

February 10, 2019

Beacon reporters Abigail Hadfield and Tomas Gonzalez break down the process of filing a Title IX report and what a Title IX investigation would look like.

What happens when a student files a Title IX report?

What happens when a student files a Title IX report?

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

February 2, 2019

The Beacon spoke with Pamela White, Emerson’s Title IX coordinator, and examined the Title IX sexual misconduct policy on Emerson’s website pertaining to reports against students. The college’s current Title IX policy is based on law interpreted by the Barack Obama administration from 2008-16. It is subject t...

Proposed Title IX changes may affect college policies if passed

Proposed Title IX changes may affect college policies if passed

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

January 16, 2019

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos introduced changes to the federal Title IX policy in November 2018 that would alter or reverse guidelines established under former President Barack Obama’s administration. The 145-page document changes the Title IX policies for all federally funded colleges and un...

Title IX training workshop scheduled for December following cancellation confusion

Title IX training workshop scheduled for December following cancellation confusion

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

November 26, 2018

The next Title IX Training workshop for faculty and staff is scheduled to take place on Dec. 19 after the Nov. 16 meeting was canceled without notice to some of the attendees who signed up. The nine faculty and staff members who showed up on Nov. 16 waited for 20 minutes in the State Transportation...

College continues search for Title IX lead investigator

College continues search for Title IX lead investigator

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

November 15, 2018

The Title IX Office revived the 10-month long search for a lead investigator by changing the title and adding responsibilities to attract more possible candidates, according to a college official. The position, formerly called Title IX Investigator, was renamed Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The co...

Title IX office takes down job posting, position remains vacant

Title IX office takes down job posting, position remains vacant

By Riane Roldan

October 10, 2018

The Title IX Office removed the job posting for the lead investigator position after two potential candidates for the position took jobs elsewhere, according to college officials. After a nine-month vacancy, the office narrowed down applications to three qualified candidates in September. After re...

Lead Title IX position remains vacant

Lead Title IX position remains vacant

By Riane Roldan

September 6, 2018

The lead investigator position in The Office of Title IX Equity and Access remains vacant despite an eight-month  search. The position opened when Investigator Pamela Ring left the college to pursue her own private practice in early January. Since Ring's leave, the office secured external investigators to deal with new reports as they arise. ...

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