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Title IX working group recommendations draft

The working group assembled by President M. Lee Pelton to review the college’s Title IX policies released a draft of their findings and recommendations Wednesday. The working group, composed of staff, faculty, and students, was charged with reviewing the entire

Title IX coordinator candidates present policy changes

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

No immediate changes to come from Title IX working group

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

Beacon Podcast: Title IX breakdown

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?

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

Proposed Title IX changes may affect college policies if passed

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

College continues search for Title IX lead investigator

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 office takes down job posting, position remains vacant

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

Lead Title IX position remains vacant

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,

Title IX office searches for new lead investigator

The Office of Title IX Equity and Access is looking to replace the college’s lead Title IX Investigator, Pamela Ring, who left the college to pursue private practice in early January. “During the two years that Pam spent with Title

Editorial: An exercise in broken trust

At issue: Changes to Emerson’s Title IX policy Our take: Why are we spinning our wheels? Unfortunately (but unsurprisingly), reporting sexual assault and harassment at Emerson is an onerous and ongoing process. The sexual misconduct policy and process is dense

Title IX office silent amid policy review

With two policy reviews pending, recent federal action from the U.S. Education Department, two possibly concluding lawsuits against the college, and heavy criticism from a former student, much of the future of Title IX at Emerson is unclear. Near the

Judge rules in favor of college in second Title IX lawsuit

By Allison Hagan and Max Reyes A federal judge in the District of Massachusetts ruled in favor of the college in the 2014 “Jillian Doherty v. Emerson College” Title IX lawsuit on Tuesday, in which Doherty claimed the college was

Op-Ed: Emerson put my sexual assaulter before me

The Beacon reviewed documentation and email correspondence around this case to verify its results and timeline. Click here to find further reading about the current state of Title IX at Emerson and our ongoing coverage of the topic. Two of Emerson’s core values are

New Title IX Investigator to bring professionalism

Emerson’s new full-time Title IX Investigator Pamela Ring said she is excited to work with students who are interested in issues of gender equality. Ring’s position was announced in an email from Title IX Coordinator Pamela White on Oct. 23.

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