University suspends disciplinary hearing

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has suspended a disciplinary hearing for a student because the US government may investigate the undergraduate’s claims that the school retaliated against her for speaking out about sexual assaults on campus, writes John Lauerman for Bloomberg.

Proceedings of the Honor Court, a conduct board run by students, will be paused with regard to the case, university Chancellor Holder Thorp said in an emailed statement last week. The university is the subject of two investigations of its response to and reporting of campus sexual assault cases after a group of women filed complaints with the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights this year.

Landen Gambill, who is part of that group, has through the Honor Court filed a separate claim that the university tried to silence and discredit her, the Daily Tar Heel student newspaper reported yesterday. The Honor Court case was brought by Gambill’s ex-boyfriend, whom she has accused of rape.
Full report on the Bloomberg site