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Southeastern Louisiana U. Guts Student Newspaper Budget to Pay for New Title IX Staffers

Southeastern Louisiana U. Guts Student Newspaper Budget to Pay for New Title IX Staffers

“The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved the shift in funding Thursday without discussion”

This is not a small amount of money. We’re talking six figures.

The College Fix reports:

University guts student newspaper budget to pay for two new Title IX staffers

Southeastern Louisiana University will reallocate $150,000 from the school’s student newspaper budget to pay for two new Title IX staff members, which will reportedly double the total number of employees in the office from two to four.

The decision means the campus newspaper, the Lion’s Roar, will now have to run exclusively online, Eric Summers, vice president of student affairs for Southeastern, told the Louisiana Illuminator.

“The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved the shift in funding Thursday without discussion,” the Illuminator reports. “Half of the university’s $12 student publication fee will now go toward two new positions in the Title IX office, which handles allegations of sexual misconduct on campus.”

The decision comes nearly a year after USA Today published an investigative report about SLU’s sister institution, Louisiana State University, mishandling of claims of sexual assault against mostly high-profile athletes.

Southeastern Louisiana University’s definition of consent as it relates to sexual activity is
as follows:

“Consent to engage in sexual activity must exist from beginning to end of each
instance of sexual activity. Consent is demonstrated through mutually understandable words and/or actions that clearly indicate a willingness to engage in a specific sexual activity. Silence alone, without actions evidencing permission, does not demonstrate consent. Consent must be knowing and voluntary. To give consent, a person must be of legal age. Assent does not constitute consent if obtained through coercion or from an individual whom the alleged offender knows or reasonably should know is incapacitated. The responsibility of obtaining consent rests with the person initiating sexual activity.

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College administrators always proliferate like rabbits. But Diversity and Title IX administrators proliferate like flies on garbage. They consume enormous amounts of money that should have been used for scholarships, hiring more faculty to teach oversubscribed classes, and other student services like the newspaper.

I know. I’ve seen the budget sheets. The ratio of total administrative salaries to total faculty salaries has doubled in the past 20 years.

Wait, so they’re collecting a Student Publication Fee, but diverting half of that to pay for new administrative staffers. That they did it without discussion says they didn’t advertise the move ahead of time to avoid anyone coming in and raising objections. Makes me wonder if this was done in accordance with state laws, school by-laws, administrative procedures and so-forth.

A major fault in Netflix’s “The Chair” is their suggestion of the Title IX office being combined with others all run by a single FTE. I believe that was a deliberate mislead on the part of someone involved in the writing or producing of the show. They should have been honest and shown the office occupied by 15 angry lesbians who couldn’t stay employed anywhere else.

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