Don’t let Rolling Stone’s botched story of sexual assault at UVA spook you: 2015 should be a standout year for investigations of universities and colleges.
With the White House creating a task force to look into sexual assaults on college campuses and the Department of Education announcing a string of Title IX investigations, there will be more than enough material for reporters to dig into properly. Throw in incidents of hazing and academic misconduct, and it’s no wonder so many compelling news stories came to light this year.
While the logistics of higher ed investigations don’t vary greatly from investigations of other institutions, reporters may be surprised when institutions so dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth act surreptitiously or attempt to obstruct the flow of information. Read more