Office of Civil Rights opens second investigation into possible Title IX violation

first_imgThe United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating the University for possible Title IX violations pertaining to two cases, according to documents obtained by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dominique DeMoe | The Observer The more recent case was opened by the OCR on Dec. 23 and, according to the letter the OCR addressed to University President Fr. John Jenkins, “the complaint alleges that beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, the University subjected a female undergraduate (Student A) to discrimination based on sex. The complaint raises whether the University fails to promptly and equitably respond to complaints, reports and/or incidents of sexual violence of which it had notice, including Student A’s report of [redacted], thereby creating for students a sexually hostile environment.”University spokesperson Dennis Brown confirmed Notre Dame is under investigation and the University has complied with all requests for information from the OCR.“We have provided all of the information requested by the OCR and therefore there are no OCR investigation requests currently pending with the University.” Brown said in an email. “These matters, and the information we have provided in accord with the OCR’s investigations into the individual complaints, are now being reviewed by the OCR.”Documents have not been made available for the less recent of the two cases, which was opened by the OCR on Feb. 19, 2016.  Tags: Office of Civil Rights, Title IX, Title IX investigation, Title IX violationslast_img read more

Read More → Summer Camp, Day 16! Get Schooled in Apple Biting & Sas by Rachelle Rak

first_img WHY WE LOVE IT This masterpiece is a permanent fixture in the Summer Camp Hall of Fame. It has everything: Homages to Flashdance, Ghost and Rocky and more dance-offs in four minutes than we ever thought possible. Plus, it has all of Broadway powerhouse Rachelle Rak’s iconic moves, including bite the apple, cha-cha-puus and the legendary cooter slam—performed full out with startling ease by Legally Blonde and Chicago alum Dani Spieler. OVERALL CAMP FACTOR Forever 41 with a dash of cha-cha-puus and a whole lotta jughz and swirl. MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT We’re gonna be honest: Things around the offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in!center_img View Comments LOOK OUT FOR… 3:10: “Oww!” “Come on honey, tell it to my hip!”last_img read more

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4-H center improved

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA rededication ceremony is planned for August 7 at the Jekyll 4-HCenter on Jekyll Island, Ga. The ceremony officially marks thecompletion of a $1.5 million renovation project at the center,which hosts more than 10,000 Georgia students each year.Operated by UGA’s College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences, the Jekyll 4-H Center is one of five 4-H centers locatedacross the state. Previously operated as a resort hotel, thecollege began leasing the hotel from the State of Georgia/JekyllIsland Authority in 1982. Students first used the facility in1983.”We realized in late February that major repairs were required,”said Arch Smith, assistant leader of the Georgia 4-H Program. “And it was time to modify the building to reflect the currentuse.”4-H campers were housed in neighboring motels during the month ofJune, so the 4-H programs at Jekyll continued withoutinterruption. With the renovations complete the center is nowopen to serve 4-Hers across the state.The rededication ceremony officially announcing the completion ofthe project is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the Jekyll 4-H Centerat 1 p.m.UGA President Michael Adams and UGA CAES Dean and Director GaleBuchanan will be among the day’s speakers.”We are excited about the new and improved Jekyll 4-H Center,”said Buchanan. “The renovations will allow the center tocontinue to serve students in this area of the state for summercamp, youth conferences and environmental education programs foryears to come.”last_img read more

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Police, Remo Stars bicker over club’s vice captain’s death

first_imgRelatedPosts Two herdsmen arrested for armed robbery, rape in Ogun Police vow to ‘resist vehemently’ NANS planned ‘violent protest’ Ogun: 23-year-old hits 60-year-old woman to death The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the death of the Assistant Captain and Defender of Remo Stars Football Club, Tiyamiyu Kazeem, and ordered the arrest of one of its own involved in the soccer player’s demise. According to the police, Kazeem was knocked down by a vehicle while trying to cross the expressway in order to evade arrest. However, the club, quoting an eyewitness, said men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad “pushed” Kazeem out of a moving vehicle, leading to his death. According to Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Kazeem’s arrest was ordered after he was suspected to be wearing a military outfit. Oyeyemi said: “A Police Inspector attached to Zonal Intervention Squad Obada-Oko in Abeokuta said to have received information about the deceased that he always put on military apparel knowing fully well that he is not a military personnel. “Based on the information, the Inspector went to Shagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap consequent upon which he got him arrested. “On the way to Abeokuta, the vehicle they were traveling with developed a mechanical fault and while the officer was trying to rectify the fault, the arrested person jumped down from the vehicle to escape. “In his bid to run across the road, an oncoming vehicle which is on high speed knocked him down and he died on the spot.” Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Police Command, has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle. “A full-scale investigation into the case has commenced by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.” The eyewitness account quoted by the Club, however, contradicted the Police’s. According to the account, which was posted on the Club’s Twitter account: “The SARS officer stopped Tiyamiyu Kazeem insisting that he was a Yahoo Boy, he brought out his identity (ID) card to identify himself as a player of Remo Stars FC but the officer insisted on taking him to the nearest police station in Sagamu. “Tiyamiyu and Sanni obliged, followed the SARS officers, only for them to notice that they were driving towards Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, then the guys questioned to know were the SARS officers were taking them to, but this prompted them to stop the car and push him (Tiyamiyu) out of the car, whereby an unknowing vehicle knocked him down.” According to the Club, Kazeem was immediately rushed to Fakoya Hospital in Sagamu, where he was confirmed dead.Tags: Abimbola OyeyemiOgun State Police CommandRemo Stars Football ClubTiyamiyu Kazeemlast_img read more

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