Johns Hopkins, recruited by White House to tackle sexual assault, has problems of its own

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Johns Hopkins University, one of three institutions the White House recently claimed would "lead by example" in reforming the way schools address cases of sexual assault, has joined a list of other elite schools accused of mishandling such cases.

JHU currently faces a federal Clery complaint for not disclosing an alleged gang rape at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, or PIKE. As first reported this month by The Huffington Post, multiple university officials knew Baltimore police were investigating an alleged gang rape at PIKE in March 2013, but decided against notifying the campus community.

PIKE continued to hold parties, and almost a year after the alleged assault, a stabbing at one such party resulted in the fraternity being put on probation. A subsequent university investigation is ongoing, and may ultimately result in the chapter's expulsion.

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