Someone in my case offered mediation….

….so all the other lawyers check up on it.  Documented.

At least four breaches of confidentiality and privacy.  I know this because I waited weeks to say anything myself after mediation was available, so AGAIN, I can document the way these lawyers treat victims as scum and violate privacy because they see benefits to themselves.   Never once, not a single time, was a violation of privacy a benefit to me.   It is only for the benefit of these lawyers’ clients who obviously want to violate privacy and confidentiality.

Read this again, please.    Thanks.

 

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Colleges Still Ignore Sexual Assault

Recently two Vanderbilt University students were convicted of sexually assaulting another student and two other Vanderbilt students are awaiting trial.   The victim had no memory of the sexual assault, but one of the perpetrators took pictures which became evidence.

But…. there was no student uprising at Vanderbilt to address any of this.  The student population is eerily indifferent.    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/vanderbilt-rape-trial-didnt-stir-students-on-campus.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

I don’t know the right explanation for this, but it got my attention.   There’s a problem here.

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Holy Cross Has a New Chair of the Board

I’ve written often about Kevin Condron, the chairman of the board through my entire vigil for justice at Holy Cross.   The Board of Trustees has been lazy and non-responsive, allowing one civil rights violation after another and ignoring me when I complained about each one of the civil rights violations.

I regularly check the Holy Cross website and learned today that the college has a new board chair, John J. Mahoney, Jr.   So, John Mahoney will become my new companion on this road.  I guess that there will be ten to thirty more years, and many college presidents and board chairs.   I will see it through for as long as it takes.

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So What if it’s Hard

Ellen Ryder, the professional communications person at The College of the Holy Cross, never corrected her mistakes in an email she sent about me to the whole college community.   Maybe she thinks that’s her job:  put out a story that is not true.

Kevin Condron, the chair of the Board of Trustees at The College of the Holy Cross, did not seem to give a damn when the college arranged for large trucks to block his view of me and my protest for the few minutes when they thought he was leaving and would drive by.   I moved out into the road (not a stupid girl) and yes, he saw me.   FYI, I didn’t know why trucks parked in “no parking” areas and blocked my sight all of a sudden, but I had been there often enough to know it stuck out and I better see what happens, so I walked out to stand on the other side of the trucks and who drives by?  The chairman of the board.

Philip Boroughs, president of The College of the the Holy Cross, is afraid of me.   Really.   I met with the former president, Michael McFarland, three times.   He asked for two of the meetings, I asked for one.   Boroughs must be afraid.

Vincent O’Rourke, general counsel for The College of the Holy Cross,  told my former lawyer I had a “negative history” with the college.   But O’Rourke never could prove that.   I get kudos from Holy Cross staff, alums and faculty all the time;   people who are not afraid of me and actually have conversations.

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When I began this post, I didn’t expect to be naming and writing about people and my experiences with them.    I was going to say why I have endurance for the long run.  But when I began to write about my endurance, I realized it was centered around my experiences with people, hard and easy.   Some of this road has been tough, but it won’t matter.   I am one of the luckiest people in the world, because I can take a stand for justice here.   More on that another day.  Gotta go walk the dogs.

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Holy Cross Protest Policy

I posted many times before that Holy Cross is violating its own protest policy and I linked to the policy.

What did Holy Cross do in response?   It took down the protest policy.   Did it correct the violations of the policy?  No.   Did it try to do better?  Nope.   What did it do?   Take the policy off the ‘net.

Holy Cross is VERY squirrely.    Catch them, they move.  See something obviously wrong, they dodge.   Violate constitutionally protected civil rights because a TV camera is coming for something else?     So  what  .

All of this is getting too strange to document.   I just got a referral to a federal office and my mission in January is to organize everything.   And all I wanted to do was get the college to recognize its other problems, re sexual assault;  instead, there are more problems all the time.

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Sexual Assault at the College of the Holy Cross

I stumbled upon an article about sexual assault at Jesuit colleges, with a headline that Fordham University had the most sexual assaults during the recent time period for statistics.    Holy Cross was near the top of the list even though it is one quarter the size of Fordham.    With a reported student population of 2,926, there were 14 reported cases of sexual assault at Holy Cross during 2010-2012.   That is the number of reported cases, and does not include people who do not report it or do not report it during the time period.

http://fordhamram.com/2014/02/05/fordham-has-led-jesuit-schools-in-on-campus-sex-offense-claims-data-reveals-2/

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Moved to Worcester and Ready to Go!

The College of the Holy Cross is in Worcester, Massachusetts.   The past three years I’ve made day trips (two and a half hours each way), or stayed with friends but had to leave my dogs home, and also tried renting a room off Craigslist.    It wasn’t working.   I missed my dogs terribly, and the room I rented was okay for dogs, but the owner was up watching tv until 2 a.m. and I get up at 5 a.m.

So, I finally bought a house.  I’m moving into it slowly.  I’ve driven by Holy Cross a dozen times but didn’t stop to do the Vigil.   My signs were buried under things I was moving from various places and….. I knew Holy Cross would be there another day.

When I return to the Vigil, it will be very different.   I can come and go several times in the day if I feel like it.  I can go home for lunch or to let the dogs out, or bring the dogs with me and take them home when it’s time.   All through my three years doing the Vigil for Justice, it has become more knit into my life, and I’m constructing a life around it.   It’s my job, my vocation.

When I started the Vigil for Justice three years ago, I sensed it would take a long time.   Ten years was my prediction.   Recently I thought about a thirty year plan.   No one at Holy Cross looks eager to resolve it — their only effort is to try to make me go away by violating my civil rights.   So, I am prepared to go the distance, knowing the Vigil for Justice at the College of the Holy Cross will be a regular part of my life for a long time to come.

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