Articles by Alison Kahler

About Alison Kahler

Alison Kahler is a graduate of the University of Chicago living in New York. She plans to begin her master's studies at the Columbia University School of Social Work this coming fall, with a focus on helping survivors of sexual violence and trauma. Contact: Twitter | Google+ | More Posts

Stop Campus Sexual Assault

The Problem of Campus Sexual Assault

March 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Recently, a friend and fellow University of Chicago alumna showed me an open letter to university president Robert Zimmer demanding that the university reevaluate its policy regarding campus sexual assaults. After reporting an assault by her then-partner and being illegally offered a mediation session by Dean of Students Susan Art, current fourth-year student Olivia Ortiz filed a complaint with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), prompting a larger investigation of the university for possible violations of Title IX. In response, a coalition of alumni wrote and circulated the letter in question. I gladly added my name. Though I am heartbroken to read about my beloved alma mater’s betrayal of Continue reading >>>