Journalism school reviews ‘A Rape on Campus’, Rolling Stone apologizes

(NEWS10) – The Columbia School of Journalism, who did a review of rolling stones report about a rape case, calls the incident a journalistic failure that was avoidable and the magazine has apologized.

If you remember, this story really put the issue of sexual assaults on college campuses into the national spotlight.

About a month after the story first came out last November, New York passed a uniform sexual assault policy for all 64 of its SUNY campuses.

The policy included a definition of consent, an amnesty policy to encourage reporting, comprehensive statewide training for campus police and college administrators, among other things.

Now in conjunction with the policy, state lawmakers also reiterated and have continue to point out how thousands of students at private and public New York colleges are still not protected.

In February, Governor Cuomo unveiled an “enough is enough” law designed to address what he called “an epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses,” however it did not pass as a part of this year’s state budget.

In the UVA case, rolling stone said “sexual assault is a serious problem on college campuses, and it is important that rape victims feel comfortable stepping forward. It saddens us to think that their willingness to do so might be diminished by our failings.”

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