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Tracking Title IX progress and challenges amid renewed discussions

Tracking Title IX progress and challenges amid renewed discussions

Students and professors weigh in the Title IX office as discussions on sexual misconduct have increased on campus
Cami Knott
April 8, 2024
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W&L senior acquitted of stalking charge

Judge Christopher Billias warned Brandon Konlian, ’24, that further contact with the victim in the case would result in jail time
Shauna Muckle, Editor in Chief
March 25, 2024
A group of people, appearing mostly female, hold lit candles and walk in a loose line on a brick pathway under columned porches. The photos lighting is dim and indicates twilight.

The other side of sexual misconduct programming

Audrey Blumenstock, '22, says being on the SPEAK executive team made her feel "muzzled" by the administration
Jenny Hellwig, News Editor
March 28, 2023

Behind W&L’s sexual misconduct processes

Unpacking the university's reporting routes and outcomes
Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle
March 13, 2023

W&L’s culture of misogyny and assault

Ramsey unleashes a polemic on the school’s response to recent infractions by male students
Blake Ramsey, Staff Writer
March 13, 2023
Vergara direct messaged one of his victims and apologized after he assaulted her Oct. 1. (Screenshots shared by victim)

First-year student arrested on sexual assault charges

One victim said she reported Ricardo Vergara, ’26, to the Title IX office in October for a separate offense of sexual assault—but he faced no disciplinary action
Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle
March 2, 2023

Remembering Title IX’s influence on W&L

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the law, which sparked the university’s admission of women
Abby Kim, Staff Writer
November 15, 2022
The virtual panel was held by SPEAK on Aug. 25.

New Title IX policy narrows definition for sexual assualt and misconduct

The university’s interim policy will address misconduct that Title IX will not
Grace Mamon
September 10, 2020
Washington Hall. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Washington and Lee denies it acted with anti-male bias in 2017 sexual misconduct case

The former male student is suing the university after he was suspended for non-consensual sexual penetration of a female student, denied readmission
Hannah Denham and Maya Lora
July 18, 2019
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