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Tyler Kingkade

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Past articles by Tyler:

Why college admissions have a fact-checking problem

All Lori Loughlin's daughter had to do was send a photo of herself on a rowing machine to be accepted to the crew team at the University of Southern California. Why did no one check to see if she was a legitimate college recruit? → Read More

A Teenager Says Her High School Banned Her From Writing About Sexual Assault

"I don't understand why the administration wouldn't want us to put out something that's factual," said Plainfield High School alum Kyra Howard. → Read More

Feds Charge Miles City Man In 20-Year-Old Child Sex Abuse Case

James E. Jensen, whose alleged abuse of school athletes was detailed in a BuzzFeed News story, also faces separate state charges of possessing child porn. → Read More

A Facebook Post Opened The Door To A Sexual Abuse Scandal In A Small Town

A high school athletic trainer claimed his unorthodox treatments would change players’ lives. Dozens of victims say school officials, including one who’s now a state lawmaker, kept “Doc’s” secrets. → Read More

Meet The Teen Sexual Assault Survivors Who Took On Their School District And Won

A group of teenagers in Oregon forced their school district to change how it handles sexual violence. But should it fall on students to make sure schools do the right thing? → Read More

Activists Are Launching A National Effort To Stop Rape Kits From Going In The Trash

Following a big win in Washington, victims rights group Rise is launching a campaign to fix state laws. → Read More

Trump Deportation Vow Is Scaring Domestic Abuse Victims From Coming Forward

President Trump's policies are forcing undocumented immigrants who suffer domestic abuse to decide which is riskier: staying with their abusers, or going to court and possibly being detained by imm... → Read More

The Trump Administration Inherited Hundreds Of Unresolved Title IX Complaints

Hundreds of sexual assault victims turned to the Department of Education for justice after feeling betrayed by their schools. Years later, many of them are still waiting for their complaints to be ... → Read More

Georgia Bill Designed To Limit College Rape Investigations Advances

Legislation that would be squarely at odds with Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault cases moved forward over opposition from student activists. → Read More

Advocates Worry About New Era Of Secrecy On Campus Rape

Concerns were raised after the Department of Education failed to publicize the outcome of a Title IX investigation, a break with transparency of the past. "This is deeply concerning." → Read More

Women's Shelters Are Terrified Trump Will Cut Their Funding

If President Trump cuts Violence Against Women Act grants, advocates say, more domestic violence victims will die. Here's how they're preparing to fight back. → Read More

Georgia Lawmaker Wants To Stop Colleges From Investigating Rapes

The proposal would prevent universities from punishing students accused of sexual assault until they were found guilty in criminal court. → Read More

#DearBetsy Campaign Asks Trump’s Education Nominee To Protect Rape Survivors

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, is the focus of the “Dear Betsy” campaign, which worries about a conservative backlash against Obama-era protections for sexual assault victims an... → Read More

University Faced Pressure To Investigate Rapes At Frats Long Before Lawsuits

Students, staff, and Greek life leaders say they pushed Kansas State to investigate sexual assaults at fraternities years before explosive lawsuits were roiling the campus. → Read More

Lawsuit Says University Policy Let Repeat Rapist Prey On Women

Kansas State University’s policy to refuse to investigate reports of students committing sexual assaults off campus led to a woman’s rape in October 2015, a new court filing argues. → Read More

Feds Give Penn State Record Fine Over Handling Of Sex Abuse Cases

The $2.4 million penalty issued by the Department of Education follows an investigation prompted by the sexual abuse case involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. → Read More

How The Anti-Rape Movement Survived The Rolling Stone Scandal

Activists on campus and around the country worried years of work to address sexual violence was destroyed by the magazine’s reporting failures. But two years later, they say there’s more commitment... → Read More

University Of Maryland Passes Title IX Costs Onto Students

The student government approved a $34 annual fee to support the office that handles sexual assault cases. Experts tell BuzzFeed News they’ve never seen such a fee — and that students shouldn’t have... → Read More

Girl Suspended After Being Sexually Assaulted In School Stairwell

At one high school, two girls say they were forced out of classes after being sexually assaulted by classmates. Their allegations show why the White House is putting new scrutiny on K-12 schools’ h... → Read More

White House Issues Wake-Up Call For K-12 Schools On Sexual Assault

After years of focus on how colleges deal with rape, the Obama administration is putting pressure on K-12 schools to improve their response. → Read More