What the meetings have mostly focused on: • Haven (required by Clery Act; Office of Civil Rights recommended making mandatory) • Sexual assault campus climate survey (required by 2015 state legislation) • Memorandum of understanding with law enforcement (required by 2015 state legislation) • Compliance with the federal investigation into Western • Revising policy (to be compliant with federal guidelines)
Philip Emerson, general counsel for Ageia Health Services, said, "Some of those complaints are valid and being addressed." // Photo courtesy of Lorraine Howard
Madison, a Western student and survivor. // Photo by Taylor Nichols
Students, faculty and experts on campus security are questioning Western’s preparedness for an active shooter.
By Asia FieldsContent warning: sexual harassmentStirling Scott, the student who reported Huxley associate professor Paul Stangl for sexual harassment, did everything Western tells students to do in these situations. She went to the Equal Opportunity Office (twice) to report him and provide her story.However, the first investigation found that Stangl’s behavior was inappropriate but not severe enough to be considered sexual harassment, according to the EOO’s final report. And even after a second investigation resulted in a finding of sexual harassment, according to EOO documents, Stangl is still teaching at Western.
Western Front staff found that the majority of buildings have classrooms with doors that swing outward, making them difficult to barricade, and doors that do not lock from the inside.
Civil rights attorney Larry Hildes, and legal assistant Karen Weil, represented a student survivor in a case from 2015.