A Conversation About SafeSport to Protect Young Athletes

2-6-17 Cover Letter from Prof. Hamilton and Olympian Nancy Hogshead Makar to SafeSport expressing concerns

2-6-17 Signatories to Cover Letter to SafeSport

2-6-17 Letter from Prof. Hamilton and Olympian Nancy Hogshead Makar to SafeSport expressing concerns

2-28-17 Letter from SafeSport to Prof. Hamilton and Hogshead Makar

3-2-17 Letter from Prof. Hamilton and Hogshead Makar to SafeSport

3-6-17 Letter from SafeSport to Prof. Hamilton and Hogshead Makar

 

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The Relative Success of Civil SOL Window and Revival Statutes State-by-State

JUNE 27, 2017
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SafeSport Center: Is It the Answer to Athlete Sex Abuse? 

March 22, 2017
Indy Star    •   Tim Evans, Marisa Kwiatkowski, & Mark Alesia
A new clearinghouse created to investigate sexual abuse and other misconduct in America's 47 Olympic sports organizations quietly opened last week, and has already received nine complaints.  It has also been engaged in an exchange of tough-talking letters with a pair of attorneys representing a coalition of athletes, coaches and child abuse experts critical of the way the center was structured.  

 

How the Conservative Religious Coalition Won the 2016 Election–Part I: Education

Verdict   •   Marci A. Hamilton
DECEMBER 22, 2016
President-elect Trump has selected Betsy DeVos to be his Secretary of Education. This may well mean the end of the Department of Education itself, although it is more likely that it makes the Department the driving force to dismantle public schools to the benefit of religious schools.

IndyStar's Investigation on Sexual Abuse in Gymnastics: What We Know

DECEMBER 16, 2016
Indy Star    •   Tim Evans, Marisa Kwiatkowski, & Mark AlesiadyStar has undertaken the first-ever attempt to quantify the scope of sexual abuse in the sport of gymnastics. Reporters also looked into what is behind the abuse — and what can be done to combat it.

The State Law Gauntlet Facing Child Sex Abuse Survivors: A Long Way to Go to Child-Centered Justice

Verdict   •   Marci A. Hamilton
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Herculean efforts across the United States have been undertaken to eliminate the threshold legal barrier for most sex abuse victims: the statute of limitations. Some states have been very successful, while others remain mired in a system that blocks the vast majority of survivors.

 

Thank You, Penn State

Verdict   •   Marci A. Hamilton
MAY 12, 2016
I am a big fan of Penn State’s academics, where I attended graduate school. When “analytical” philosophy swept the nation’s universities in the early 1980s, displacing continental philosophy, Penn State had one of the few remaining departments teaching continental (European philosophy).