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Lawsuit charges Kansas State with telling students: If you’re raped off campus that’s your problem

Two women have filed lawsuits charging that Kansas State University has declined to investigate their rapes because they took place off campus. Both incidents were fraternity related and both women reported the assaults and rape kits were administered, but they say the university told them they wouldn’t investigate off-campus assaults. Roxana Hegeman reports:

Already, Kansas State is the subject of four open federal Title IX investigations for allegedly mishandling sex assault complaints, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. […]

The U.S. Department of Education has said schools have an obligation to respond to such complaints, even if they occur off campus, according to the students’ attorney, Cari Simon. […] "Kansas State’s position is an outlier." […]

[One woman’s] lawsuit contends she became "extremely incapacitated" from consuming a large amount of alcohol and blacked out. One of the students raped her in his truck while 15 other students looked on, some taking video and photographs, according to the court filing. Her lawsuit also alleges multiple rapes while going to and at a fraternity house.

Gee, sounds like something that should be investigated, no? This is just appalling. The lawsuit contends that since 2012, 11 rapes have taken place at university fraternities.

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Writers! Poets! New gigs for you in Silicon Valley scripting AIs

For writers out there who thought that a Hollywood scriptwriting opportunity was the very best the West Coast had to offer authors, a new Washington Post article might turn your attention further north, to Silicon Valley. I can’t do better than to quote the article on the nature of this opportunity. “Writing for AI is becoming a hot job in Silicon Valley. Behind Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are not just software engineers. Increasingly, there are poets, comedians, fiction writers, and other artistic types charged with engineering the personalities for a fast-growing crop of artificial intelligence tools.” The article focuses on the value of writers and poets in

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How Virtual Reality Will Democratize Learning

In case you haven’t heard, there is a lot of hype right now about virtual and augmented reality. Three months into 2016, investors have already spent $1.1 billion to get a piece of the action. All this money, but no revenue and, in large part, no clear market. There are some good signs that 2016… Read more »

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