The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is currently investigating sexual assault claims at 85 colleges and universities across the country.
All three colleges and universities President Barack Obama attended are included on the list.
Obama began his undergraduate career in 1979 at Occidental College, a mediocre private dump amid the sprawl of Los Angeles, Calif. (RELATED: The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies)
Last fall, a female student at Occidental accused a now-expelled male student of rape after texting him “do you have a condom” and sending a smiley-face text to friends reading “I’mgoingtohave sex now” [sic]. Both students were freshmen at the time. Both were admittedly drunk.
After the local district attorney refused to prosecute, and in response to federal pressure, Occidental officials conducted their own investigation.
The male student claims sociology professor Danielle Dirks indicated that he “fit the profile of other rapists on campus in that he had a high GPA in high school, was his class valedictorian, was on [a sports] team, and was ‘from a good family.'” (RELATED: Lawsuit: Professor Brands College Student Rapist Because He Got Good Grades, Played Sports And Was ‘From A Good Family’)
A local lawyer hired by Occidental, Marilou Mirkovich, ruled that Doe’s accuser apparently “consented to sexual intercourse” but was “incapacitated” because she was drunk. Thus, while she could text condom requests, she couldn’t give meaningful sexual consent to the drunk male student. (RELATED: California Enacts Nation’s First ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law Requiring Affirmative Consent For Sex)
In 1981, Obama wisely transferred to Columbia University, where a group of nearly two dozen students has recently filed a federal complaint alleging that school officials has not done enough to stop campus sexual assaults.
This year, a Columbia senior has vowed to lug a mattress around the Ivy League redoubt, wherever she goes, to protest the school’s sexual harassment policies and its response to her allegation that a fellow student raped her.
The student is Emma Sulkowicz. She claims that a male student raped her in her dorm room in August 2012, on the first day of her sophomore year. (RELATED: Columbia Student Vows To Carry Mattress Around To Protest Rape)
Sulkowicz, 21, waited some 600 days to report the rape to police.
In May 2014, around the time Sulkowicz finally went to the police, flyers and bathroom graffiti containing a “rapists on campus” list began appearing.
She then complained that the “awful” New York City police officer investigating her claim was insufficiently sympathetic.
Five years after he graduated from Columbia, Obama entered Harvard Law School, which is also among the 85 schools currently subject to a federal investigation concerning sexual assault. This investigation which has been open for three years, is moving slow even by the standards of federal bureaucracies.
There’s also a separate investigation going on at Harvard College, the undergraduate part of Harvard, notes The Washington Post.
Last week, 28 current and retired members of the Harvard Law faculty strenuously criticized the Ivy League bastion’s new sexual misconduct policy in a letter. The professors say the policy fails to provide basic due process protections to accused students. (RELATED: Harvard Law Professors Slam School’s New Sexual Misconduct Policy)