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Old 04-24-2015, 06:37 AM
Location: Minneapolis
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Paul Nungesser has finally sued Columbia University over the school's complicity in his on-campus harassment by a fellow student. Emma Sulkowicz ("Mattress Girl") has been allowed to carry a mattress around the school to represent her claim of having been sexually assaulted by Mr. Nungesser.

Columbia University investigated Ms. Sulkowicz's accusation--under a procedural system which is designed to be highly-prejudicial in favor of the claimant--and still found no evidence to support it. Further, Sulkowicz has refused to cooperate with police in a professional investigation of the events. In spite of this, Columbia has allowed Sulkowicz to use this stunt as her art thesis, in the process creating an incredibly hostile environment for Mr. Nungesser.

Hopefully, this suit will be the first step in putting an end to the illegitimate use of Title IX legislation, which has been increasingly used for the purpose of curtailing the due process rights of those individuals accused of sexual improprieties on campuses across the country.

Here is The New York Times story:


Here is an in-depth look at Title IX, its usage on college campuses, and the particular case involving Sulkowicz and Nungesser.

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