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Education Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Higher-ed reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Runner, morning person, breakfast enthusiast. cbinkley@dispatch.com

Few rights for either side in college judicial procedures

dispatch.com — The chants of "no means no" echoed through Duke University's storied basketball arena when Maryland basketball player Dezmine Wells stepped to the foul line. The taunts by opposing fans were aimed at the man who had been branded a rapist the previous year after Xavier University expelled him for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student.

College disciplinary boards pass judgment in secret, often impose questionable penalties

toledoblade.com — The University of Toledo found a student responsible for his role in the stabbing death of his roommate, but he wasn't expelled from the school or charged criminally. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh found a student responsible for sexual assault and gave him a written reprimand, kicked him out of his dorm for a month, and ordered him not to have any minors as guests.

College disciplinary boards impose slight penalties for serious crimes

dispatch.com — Colleges across the country use campus disciplinary boards to pass judgment on students accused of violent crimes, including rape and assault. Sometimes, schools handle crime and punishment without ever reporting violations to police. Most cases never go to court.

Students easily transfer after violent offenses

dispatch.com — Harm another student, get caught, move on to the next school and repeat. That's how easy it is for some students to hide a dark past from the next college down the road - even if they've been expelled elsewhere for a serious offense - and go on to harm others.

Justice on campus?

toledoblade.com — The University of Toledo found a student responsible for his role in the stabbing death of his roommate, but he wasn't expelled from the school or charged criminally. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh found a student responsible for sexual assault and gave him a written reprimand, kicked him out of his dorm for a month, and ordered him not to have any minors as guests.

Investigation reveals more hazing, alcohol abuse by Ohio State marching band

dispatch.com — Ohio State University failed for decades to rein in its marching band and eliminate widespread alcohol abuse and sexual harassment, according to a follow-up investigation of the group that also uncovered some new instances of inappropriate and lewd behavior within the band.

Education Insider: Sides differ on why ex-data czar Tankovich didn’t talk to Yost

dispatch.com — State Auditor Dave Yost says his office bent over backward to try to get former Columbus City Schools data czar Steve Tankovich to speak to investigators before the state data-scrubbing report was released last January. But Tankovich had no idea that investigators were trying to reach him for questioning, his attorney Mark Collins said.

Education Insider: Was off-the-cuff comment about dead man’s jacket suitable praise?

dispatch.com — A lot of strange stuff has been said from the witness stand in hearings to fire two Columbus school principals for data tampering. But nothing could beat an off-the-record moment last week in the courtroom. In a hearing in which the district is trying to prove it has a case to fire former Marion-Franklin High School Principal Pamela Diggs, the court reporter's equipment went down.

Education Insider: Gene Harris gives direct answers at ex-principal’s hearing

dispatch.com — Leave it to Gene Harris to dish out a little real talk. In an employment hearing on Monday in which the Columbus school district is trying to fire former Marion-Franklin High School Principal Pamela Diggs for manipulating student data, former Columbus superintendent Harris was called by Diggs' defense team.

College student debt zombies rally

dispatch.com — As Rachael Collyer painted her face a zombie mess of purple and black paint yesterday, she kept thinking about the student debt she is racking up at Ohio State University. "I look scary, but what's scarier is how much I owe," said Collyer, 21, a senior from Cleveland Heights studying English and Spanish.
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Nov 25, 2014

@jengelm1 No doubt Title IX played a role, as we wrote in July: bit.ly/1rYAgCk But I'll keep this in mind for possible follow-ups.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @saragregory: “It was an Alice in Wonderland-type moment where they clearly decided he was guilty & they would have a trial later.” http…

Nov 25, 2014

@jengelm1 Thanks. We've been balanced in the Waters coverage, too, but discipline boards are a separate issue from personnel decisions.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @KennethEWA: Notable work from Dispatch & SPLC: College disciplinary boards impose slight penalties for serious crimes http://t.co/vYLZ6…

Nov 25, 2014

In other big Columbus news, @MichaelBColeman is announcing he won't run for re-election after 15 years as mayor bit.ly/1uBxGiY

Nov 25, 2014

RT @SPLC: Rushed judgments in college judicial proceedings lead to light penalties for guilty, severe punishment for innocent: bit.ly/1zULIBz

Nov 25, 2014

And if you missed how these systems can harm victims, revisit days one (bit.ly/1CanVlZ) and two (bit.ly/1pj1RzN) #UVA

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