A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

By Sabrina Rubin Erdely Sipping from a plastic cup, Jackie grimaced, then discreetly spilled her spiked punch onto the sludgy fraternity-house floor. The University of Virginia freshman wasn’t a drinker, but she didn’t want to seem like a goody-goody at her very first frat party – and she especially wanted to impress her date, the handsome Phi Kappa Psi brother who’d brought her here. Jackie was sober but giddy with discovery as she looked around the room crammed with rowdy strangers guzzling beer and dancing to loud music. She smiled at her date, whom we’ll call Drew, a good-looking junior – or in UVA parlance, a third-year – and he smiled enticingly back. “The seemingly omnipresence of sexual assaults on college campuses have been one of the biggest reasons we feel our academic institutions have failed the past several generations of students. That being said, this particular report troubles us from a journalistic perspective. The approach and findings seem unfocused and lacking any real sense of logical continuity. We hope these feelings are due to the quality of writing within the piece and not the actions and inactions made by the writer while writing the piece. We will be sure to keep an eye on this story as it develops.” Read the full article here: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119

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