Trump Administration Move Could Mean Changes For Loyola Sexual Assault Policy

Trump Administration Move Could Mean Changes For Loyola Sexual Assault Policy

This article appeared in the Sept. 20 issue of the Illinois Politico Playbook. 

The Trump administration may change rules for how colleges handle sexual assault allegations involving students, raising concerns at Loyola that protections for victims could be rolled back.

President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, recently criticized Obama-era policies that told schools that receive federal funding, including Loyola, how to handle allegations of sexual misconduct. She argued they “failed” students by forcing schools to assume someone accused of sexual assault is guilty.

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Undocumented and Unsure: Under Trump Presidency, Undocumented Students at Loyola Face Uncertain Future

Undocumented and Unsure: Under Trump Presidency, Undocumented Students at Loyola Face Uncertain Future

I’ve reported on Loyola’s large undocumented population since President Trump was elected. Here is some of my reporting on their experiences at Loyola.

“I consider myself to be a citizen; I was five years old when I came here. This country is my home, but now it feels like everything could change,” an undocumented Loyola student said. She requested her identity be concealed because of her immigration status.

She is one of about 150 undocumented students at Loyola… Full story at LoyolaPhoenix.com.