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July 8, 2014 picture, people walk on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins is under investigation for its handling of an alleged gang rape of a Towson University student at a fraternity house, Pi Kappa Alpha, in the spring of 2013. Since the allegation became public in May, Hopkins students have come out of the woodwork to share their own sexual assault stories, said Laura Dunn, an advocate with nonprofit organization SurvJustice who helped file the initial complaint. (AP)MoreCloseclosemore
July 8, 2014 picture, people walk on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins is under investigation for its handling of an alleged gang rape of a Towson University student at a fraternity house, Pi Kappa Alpha, in the spring of 2013. Since the allegation became public in May, Hopkins students have come out of the woodwork to share their own sexual assault stories, said Laura Dunn, an advocate with nonprofit organization SurvJustice who helped file the initial complaint. (AP)

We've heard a lot lately about how colleges and universities are trying to combat what some say is an epidemic of sexual assault on campus. It's estimated that one in five female students have been assaulted on campus, while only one in eight report it. And critics say the schools haven't been doing enough.

The federal government is involved now, launching an investigation against more than 70 schools, including several here in Massachusetts, under Title IX, which ensures equal treatment for men and women. But now, some students say that the rights of the accused are being trampled in the rush to stamp out sexual abuse.

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Andrew Miltenberg, an attorney in New York who represents several students suing their schools after what they claim are unfair judicial proceedings.

Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. She tweets @BARCC. BARCC’s hotline number is 800-841-8371.

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WBUR: Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

  • "After years of criticism for being too lax on campus sexual assault, some colleges and universities are coming under fire from students who say the current crackdown on perpetrators has gone too far."

This segment aired on September 8, 2014.

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