Walker Won’t End Campus Rape Reports

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's new state budget that slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the public university system initially included a proposal that universities no longer be required to report the number of sexual assaults on campus to the Department of Justice. Language of the provision included, “Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.” The University of Wisconsin has since clarified, however, that it requested Walker delete the provisions from the budget because they were redundant with their compliance of the Cleary Act. Walker's camp, meanwhile, has spoken up to assure the public that "Throughout his time in office, Governor Walker has made protecting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault a top priority."