November 4, 2013
2 Professors Demand Protection for Sexually Assaulted Students
David Zentz for The Chronicle
Well after midnight, two professors at Occidental College hung up the phone. They had been speaking with an advocate for stronger enforcement of campus sexual-assault policy. The call confirmed that they had to take charge.
The professors, Danielle M. Dirks and Caroline E. Heldman, say the conversation in March clinched their decision to put their names atop a federal complaint that Occidental administrators had mistreated and created a hostile environment for students who reported