Fliers Being Circulated At Columbia University Identify Campus ‘Rapists’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Fliers accusing four men of being campus rapists are being circulated at Columbia University, CBS 2 reported.
One person identified on the list is a university staff member and a student-run website is now demanding the person resign, CBS 2 reported.
It’s not known who created the list, which has generated both support and outrage around campus, but many students have recently blamed the university for not doing enough to pursue sex assault cases.
Nearly two dozen students have filed a federal complaint against Columbia, alleging the school failed to protect victims of sexual assault.
The university declined to comment.
Last month, the White House told colleges and universities they need to do more to fight sexual assaults on campuses.
One in five college women are victims of rape or attempted rape and that colleges with at least 6,000 students average one rape per day, according to numbers released by the White House.
Earlier this week, Public Advocate Letitia James proposed a bill in the City Council that would require colleges to coordinate with local rape crisis centers and the NYPD and force them to release sexual-assaults stats to the public every month.
City officials hope to get the bill passed before the fall semester begins.
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