James Clementi, whose younger brother Tyler killed himself after being spied on during a sexual encounter in his Rutgers University dorm room, said Spirit Day is important.
The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act would require all colleges and universities that receive federal student aid to have in place anti-harassment policies.
The Tyler Clementi Center aims to develop new programs and policies to help students adjust to college life.
The family of Tyler Clementi will join leaders at Rutgers University and elected officials Monday to dedicate a new center named after the Rutgers student, who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him having an intimate encounter with another man.
Rutgers University is announcing a new center named after the student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man.
New Jersey schools have begun the second annual ‘Week Of Respect,’ where students are taught how to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The former Rutgers University student convicted of spying on his roommate having an intimate encounter with another man was released from the Middlesex County Jail after serving 20 days of his 30-day jail sentence.
Ravi, 21, is due to be released from the Middlesex County Jail on Tuesday after serving 20 days of a 30-day jail sentence.
The Middlesex County Jail Warden said that Dharun Ravi will likely be released after serving 20 days of a 30-day sentence. Like inmates with similar sentences, Ravi began with five days of credit for good behavior and five days for working.
Dharun Ravi, 20, arrived at the sheriff’s department in New Brunswick shortly after 12:30 p.m. for processing before heading to jail to serve a 30-day term.
Dharun Ravi appeared in state court to formally put on the record his decision to report to jail Thursday to begin serving his 30-day jail sentence and waive his right not to be punished twice for the same crime.
“I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on September 19, 2010 and September 21, 2010,” Ravi said in a statement.
The former Rutgers student convicted in the webcam spying case is getting support from some bias-crime victims. A New Jersey judge has received more than 100 letters supporting Dharun Ravi, many of which have come from victims of bias incidents.
Ravi faces possible deportation back to India, where he was born and is still a citizen. John Morton, the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency is not ready to make a determination yet.
In addition to the 30-day jail term and probation, Judge Glenn Berman sentenced the 20-year-old to 300 hours of community service.