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Op-Ed: DeVos Halts Progress Toward Ending Campus Rape

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella took on the Trump administration's planned rollback of the Title IX Guidance in a recent op-ed for the Hill. In a speech earlier this month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that she would replace the Title IX Guidance, which was issued in 2011 by the Obama administration. The Title IX Guidance provided students with an important avenue for justice in the wake of a campus assault. 

Excerpt: "In the aftermath of sexual assault, it is not uncommon for survivors to become depressed and anxious, fall behind in their school work, and even drop out of school. When university administrators ignore the pervasive nature of sexual violence on campus as well as its aftermath—which clearly interferes with a survivor’s access to education—they are breaking the law. The Title IX Guidance provided to school leaders in 2011 was a reminder of their legal responsibilities to all students."

Read the full piece, "DeVos halts progress toward ending campus rape," online at the Hill website

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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