Case: Dartmouth

As universities push for names, assault survivors fight for anonymity

June 10th, 2019

WHY WE WROTE THIS To defend against lawsuits, schools want courts to make survivors’ names public. But how might the reporting of sexual misconduct be affected if people have to choose between privacy and the pursuit of justice? By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo Staff writer “Jane Doe 2.” “Jane Doe 3.” “S.B.” This is how three […]

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Warren opposes Dartmouth’s push to name alleged assault victims

June 7th, 2019

By Deirdre Fernandes Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is the latest politician to oppose Dartmouth College’s demand that students who are suing the institution over sexual harassment allegations be publicly named. The Massachusetts Democrat signed onto a petition that calls on Dartmouth to drop its “attempt to intimidate victims of sexual assault,” by asking a court […]

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Gillibrand joins critics of Dartmouth

June 3rd, 2019

By NORA DOYLE-BURR Valley News Staff Writer HANOVER — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Dartmouth College graduate who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, has joined a growing group of alumni, students and faculty members who are urging the college to rescind its opposition to the use of pseudonyms by three women in a […]

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Colleges Contest Anonymity of Women Suing Over Sexual Assault Cases

May 29th, 2019

By Anemona Hartocollis The identity of rape victims is often a closely guarded secret in court records. But when a former college student, identified only as S.B., filed a lawsuit against her university accusing it of failing to properly investigate her rape allegations, the university fired back demanding that her full name be disclosed for […]

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Should Victims Of Sexual Harassment Be Allowed To Maintain Anonymity? Dartmouth College Says No.

May 16th, 2019

Kim Elsesser Contributor Anonymity is tricky when it comes to cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Allowing victims to preserve anonymity is a great way to encourage them to come forward. Remaining anonymous, they have no reason to fear backlash and other retaliatory behavior, which is often the reason victims refrain from going public. […]

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Dartmouth says letting women use pseudonyms in sexual misconduct lawsuit is burdensome and confusing

May 15th, 2019

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) – Dartmouth College is challenging the use of pseudonyms in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that accuses the school of failing to promptly address sexual misconduct allegations against three former professors. The Ivy League institution says the anonymity would hamper its ability to defend itself. A federal complaint, filed in […]

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Dartmouth College requests 3 Jane Does be named in sexual assault lawsuit

May 15th, 2019

Dartmouth College has requested that three students who’ve remained anonymous in a sexual assault lawsuit against the New Hampshire university be identified. On Wednesday, the college filed a motion in federal court seeking to name the three “Jane Does” listed as plaintiffs in the case Rapuano, et al vs. Trustees of Dartmouth College. Nine women […]

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Dartmouth filing contests use of ‘Jane Doe’ pseudonyms in lawsuit

May 15th, 2019

By NORA DOYLE-BURR Valley News Staff Writer HANOVER — Dartmouth College is contesting the use of pseudonyms in the $70 million class-action lawsuit that alleges that college administrators turned a blind eye to sexual misconduct by three former professors in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. In its more recent response, filed on Tuesday […]

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Dartmouth asks court to deny use of pseudonyms in ongoing PBS lawsuit

May 14th, 2019

by The Dartmouth Senior Staf The College filed a motion in federal court on Tuesday challenging the granting of anonymity to three of the nine plaintiffs in an ongoing $70 million class action lawsuit alleging that College officials were, for over 16 years, aware of and failed to act on allegations of sexual harassment and […]

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In sex-assault suit, Dartmouth College opposes use of pseudonyms

May 14th, 2019

By Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff Dartmouth College is demanding that alleged victims of sexual assault and harassment who are suing the school over its handling of what they call a “predators’ club” created by three former psychology professors be publicly named. In documents filed in US District Court in New Hampshire Tuesday, Dartmouth took the […]

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