Boston College has criticized the USA East Province of the Society of Jesus for failing to respond to allegations that Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., emotionally abused multiple students and sexually abused one volunteer. The response follows Heights reporting that members of the BC community informed University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., of Dziak’s inappropriate behavior.
Attorneys General Sue Over New Title IX Rules, Say Changes Will Intimidate Victims
Attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia sue over new Title IX regulations on sexual assault investigations on college campuses.
Final Title IX Rules Reshape BC’s Sexual Assault Investigations, Bolster Rights of Accused
The U.S. Department of Education has released new rules that reshape how schools must conduct Title IX investigations into campus sexual harassment and assault.
UGBC Fails To Amend Constitution
An effort by the UGBC Senate to amend its constitution fell short after the body was unable to vote to extend its meeting and hold a final vote.
Remaining Students Moved to Upper Campus
Approximately 500 Boston College students remained on campus as of Monday. They will be housed in traditional single rooms on Upper Campus with access to communal restrooms and a communal dining hall.
Frustration Pervades BC Students As They Move Out of Dorms
In the 24 hours following Wednesday’s announcement, BC students become frustrated with the University as they attempt to navigate travel and storage plans.
Walsh Announces St. Patrick’s Day Parade Cancelled, Plans to Hold Boston Marathon Unaffected
Mayor Walsh said at a press conference on Tuesday that the coronavirus has not affected plans to hold the Boston Marathon. He announced that the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade would be canceled.
UGBC Calls for Suspension of In-Person Classes
Twenty-seven members of UGBC signed a letter urging the administration to suspend all in-person classes in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
You’s Lawyer Disputes Portrayal of Case
Lawyers representing Inyoung You, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter after the suicide of Alexander Urtula, BC ’19, will move to dismiss the indictment next week.
Title IX Lawsuit Enters Discovery Phase
The lawsuit brought by a Boston College student-athlete against the University entered into discovery in U.S. District Court earlier this month.