At 10AM on Tuesday, March 10, Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy will discuss the enormous problem of campus sexual assault on WHYY Radio Times. Specifically, Tracy will discuss and debate University of Pennsylvania’s new policy to adjudicate rape allegations.
To listen to the show, tune in to 90.9 WHYY, or you can listen online here.
Background: The problem of rampant sexual assault on college campuses (and of course, off campus) is not a new problem. In 1972, as a sophomore at University of Pennsylvania, Tracy led a protest against the administration’s handling of a gang rape on campus. More than 40 years later, Tracy is one of a handful of experts on best practices regarding institutional response to sexual assault.
Recently, University of Pennsylvania implemented a new system for adjudicating sexual assault allegations. Some Penn law professors wrote an open letter criticizing the new policy. Tracy, Women’s Law Project Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson and Staff Attorney Amal Bass, all Title IX experts, wrote a response outlining why the criticism of the new policy is wrong.
Tracy will be discussing the Penn policy with University of Pennsylvania Law School Senior Fellow David Rudovsky, one of the signees of the open letter. Tracy also teaches at University of Pennsylvania, her alma mater.