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OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

Professor Melissa Wilcox amended the door hangers produced in conjunction with the visit from representatives from the Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Anna Dawson.

Lachlan Johnson

April 30, 2015

Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual assault policies. Sexual assault has been a contentious issue on campus for several years, and it has received more attention this year. In the week prior to the...

Office of Civil Rights investigates possible Title IX violation

Lachlan Johnson

November 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is currently investigating Whitman College for possible violation of federal law. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by Natalie*, a student who first spoke to The Pioneer this September about the alleged mishandling of her Title IX/sexual ass...

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