Posts Tagged ‘George Mason University’

Do College Sexual Assault Trend Pieces Stigmatize Assaulting, Or Reporting?

The Examiner reports that "dating violence is on the rise" at D.C.-area colleges. The evidence? More students are reporting instances of sexual assault, domestic violence, and harassment to police and school administrators [Thanks to WAWF for the tip]. But wait: Why is an increase in reporting being framed as a no good very bad thing? [...]

Why Schools Should Alert Students To Campus Acquaintance Rapes

Last week, I wrote a piece about why some universities are reluctant to alert students to acquaintance rapes that are committed on campus. This weekend, that hands-off policy was on full display at George Mason University, where officials refused to send an alert in response to a reported sexual assault because "they don't believe [...]

Back to (LGBT Friendly?) School

Before D.C.-area colleges welcome back their undergraduates from summer vacation, let's give the schools a little test of our own. Campus Pride's LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index rates four-year colleges and universities around the country based on their "LGBT-Friendly policies, programs and practices." The index surveys schools on eight subject areas (click through for survey [...]

Mason’s Homecoming King Speaks Out On Drag Queen

George Mason community bemused, infuriated by tiara recipient.
Drag queen Ryan Allen wasn't the only man to be honored at George Mason's homecoming festivities earlier this month. In a more traditional turn of events, fellow Mason man Ricky Malebranche was crowned Mr. Mason. Malebranche has possibly the most tempered opinion on the man-as-homecoming-queen broohaha:

George Mason’s Homecoming Queen Is A Drag

Last Saturday, George Mason University elected a man as Homecoming Queen. Newly mintedoyalty Ryan Allen, a 22-year-old gay man who "performs as a popular drag queen at local clubs," is now GMU's first male "Ms. Mason." He accepted the honor in "a sequined top, a black skirt and heels" (size 12). Despite being far and [...]