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When you are the most notorious alleged college rapist in the country, it takes a lot of guts to attend your graduation ceremony.
A loud burst of applause drowned out the names of the next few classmates called after her. Even though Columbia found him not responsible for what Sulkowicz alleged, his suit claims the school was complicit in her long-running effort to destroy his reputation and declined to intervene because he is male. Others say it’s the wake-up call higher education needs to start protecting Paul Nungesser walks through Mauerpark in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of Berlin on December 4.On the way in, Nungesser spotted Sulkowicz, carrying the mattress.He texted his parents about it but knew there was nothing they could do.But a less-told consequence is the tendency by schools to trample due process rights for the accused, according to some higher education and legal experts.“There was for a long time a perception that colleges were not responsive at all to claims of sexual misconduct,” says Samantha Harris, director of policy research at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.And it does not feel good in any way, shape or form to have been absolutely right.”Nungesser leads the swelling ranks of male students suing colleges, seeking damages and asking judges to force schools to clear their records.
A database on the website of advocacy organization Boys and Men in Education says at least 90 men have filed such lawsuits in the past few years, and some lawyers say the total number is even higher.
Accused men are now echoing the complaints of their (most often) female accusers: that schools are violating Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs.
At a time when a movement is finally growing to prevent campus sexual assault and support the survivors, the claim that schools are anti-male can sound as absurd as white people suing for racial discrimination.
(Karin Nungesser and Andreas have been together 25 years but are not married.) Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress with the help of friends as she receives her diploma at Columbia University's graduation ceremony on May 19 in New York.
Sulkowicz defied a school ban on “large objects” to haul her mattress to the podium when she claimed her diploma.
The OCR is investigating 152 colleges for their handling of sexual violence claims, and, she adds, complaints about sexual violence at colleges have increased more than 400 percent.