Virginia Wesleyan College found a student responsible for sexual assault, expelled him, then changed his status to "voluntarily withdrawn" to help him get into a new school, according to a lawsuit. The suit, filed by an assault victim under the pseudonym Jane Doe against Virginia Wesleyan, a liberal-arts college associated with the Virginia United Methodist Church in Norfolk, claims the school failed to help the struggling young woman, but took steps to assist her assailant.How can we let this happen to our students? How can this University justify allowing a student that they found guilty of such a heinous violation of another human being simply "voluntary withdraw" - so he can "seek further studies" at a different institution? When I read that, all I see is so that he can seek further victims at another institution.
Perhaps more importantly, why isn't this nationwide news? Why as a culture do we accept this? And what can we do to stop it?