Marc Tavakoli has all the classic trappings of success: A law degree from Columbia University, stints at Manhattan law firms, a Beverly Grove penthouse apartment two floors up from a pop singer.
Trinity Western University Press Release, TWU Challenges BC Law Society in Court: Trinity Western University announced today that it will commence legal proceedings to challenge the Law Society of British Columbia’s (LSBC) October 31st decision to reverse its earlier recognition of TWU School of Law graduates. Both the Law Society...
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is ordering an independent audit to get to the bottom of what went wrong with Sabrina Rubin Erdely's University of Virginia rape story, and the Columbia Journalism School will do the honors, the Washington Post reports. The investigative team, headed by deans Steve Coll and...
The Columbia student accused of raping classmate and “Mattress Performance” artist Emma Sulkowicz spoke publicly for the first time in an interview the New York Times published yesterday. Because the university found Paul Nungesser not responsible for sexually assaulting Sulkowicz (and two other students who filed complaints), Nungesser told the... More »
THE STORY OF A COLUMBIA STUDENT falsely accused of rape. He says that he is innocent and that the same university that found him “not responsible” has now abdicated its own responsibility, letting mob justice overrule its official procedures. The mattress project is not an act of free expression, he adds; it is an act […]
Rolling Stone has asked the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to investigate its editorial mishaps in reporting an article about an alleged rape. The now-infamous feature by Sabrina Rubin Erdely described the alleged gang rape of "Jackie" at a University of Virginia fraternity party. Show More Summary
"... Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s editor and publisher, said that the review would be led by Steve Coll, the journalism school’s dean, and Sheila Coronel, the dean of academic affairs.... The report will be published unedited and in its entirety on Rolling Stone’s website, and excerpts will appear in the magazine."Good... Show More Summary
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Rolling Stone Asks Columbia to Investigate Botched UVA Rape Story (FishbowlNY) Rolling Stone has asked Columbia University to figure out just how badly it botched its UVA rape story. Show More Summary
The magazine has asked the Columbia University School of Journalism to conduct an independent review of an article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.
At the Washington Post, Erik Wemple reports that Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is seeking the aid of Columbia Journalism School to do an independent audit of their botched story about rape at the University of Virginia: Rolling Stone Farms Out Review of U-Va. Rape Story to Columbia Journalism School. ...
US magazine Rolling Stone said Monday it has asked the highly regarded Columbia Journalism School to look into its discredited story about a gang rape at a major American university. In a statement to appear in the magazine’s next issue, co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner said Columbia...
Unless you go to Columbia University, you probably don’t know the name Paul Nungesser. You do, however, know the woman who accused him of rape: Emma Sulkowicz, who has been carrying a mattress around Columbia this past year to shed light on the University’s disinterest in expelling Nungesser or punishing him in any way. Sulkowicz [...]
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism will conduct a review into the magazine's editorial process
This year, Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz became an emblem for how colleges mistreat victims of sexual assault on campus. After Sulkowicz reported an alleged rape to the Columbia administration and the college found the accused...Show More Summary
Rolling Stone Editor and Publisher Jan Wenner says the magazine will enlist the help of Columbia University’s journalism school to conduct an independent investigation into the publishing of the alleged University of Virginia gang rape story by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Show More Summary
The magazine's story centered on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. Several discrepancies were found in the story.
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Blog of the Legal Times, D.C. Circuit Revives Ex-UDC Law Prof’s Discrimination Case: A former professor at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law can proceed with a lawsuit accusing school officials of denying her tenure...
Rolling Stone has asked Columbia University to figure out just how bad it fcked up its UVA rape story. As you probably recall, the magazine published a giant piece about a rape on UVA’s campus that was so badly reported we suggestedShow More Summary
At the beginning of the fall, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz started to carry a mattress around to all of her classes, to protest the continued presence of the student she says raped, beat and strangled her during her sophomore year. Show More Summary
Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz's project Carry That Weight has galvanized both her college peers and the nation at large. Her story has been a lynchpin for a year that brought about a dramatic increase (for better and worse) in reporting and conversations about sexual assault at college. Now, her alleged rapist has spoken out for the first time. Read more...