http://www.mystatesman.com/news/sta...al-assault-suspension/OObABBdUnmG2EnupTVrChL/ http://www.chron.com/local/educatio...ues-Fenves-UT-Austin-over-sexual-11740138.php A University of Texas student claims in a lawsuit that UT President Gregory L. Fenves misapplied the school’s sexual assault policy and suspended him for five semesters even though his accuser agreed to have sex after a sorority formal in spring 2016. According to the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Austin, Fenves on April 12 overruled a university hearing officer who determined that there had been no assault. In a letter informing the student of his suspension, Fenves asserted that the woman was highly intoxicated and “someone who is intoxicated cannot give consent to sexual activity because they are incapacitated.” The lawsuit accuses Fenves of coming up with his own standard for incapacitation and ignoring the university’s standard, which defines it as “a state of being that prevents an individual from having the capacity to give consent” and “could result from the use of drugs or alcohol.” The lawsuit also alleges that Fenves stepped in because the female student is the daughter of a wealthy donor, whom the lawsuit did not identify. The lawsuit also says Fenves has a possible conflict of interest because the father of the woman is a university donor who gave a significant sum within a month of her allegations. And, while the school’s investigation was ongoing, the lawsuit says the university brought on the father to be an adviser at the school. "As the primary fund raiser for the University, President Fenves has a conflict of interest in deciding Title IX appeals generally, but especially when a donor's child is involved because of his potential bias towards donors and his role as a fundraiser," the lawsuit says. "The potential for abuse in this circumstance is significant, and the appearance of impropriety is striking." The Kroll Report showed that UT law was giving spots away to completely unqualified kids who had rich or politically connected parents who ended up not passing the bar or taking three tries to do so. Powers left, but his lackey Fenves replaced him. Now this slime ball is judge, jury and executioner to any kid who pisses off another kid with a rich parent. The corruption at UT has reached extraordinary levels and Fenves is at the heart of it. We all look at Baylor and Penn State and say "how did that happen?" I look at UT today and can tell you how. No on cares. Anytime the corrupt in charge are exposed, some rally around them because they think that protecting the knuckleheads in charge means they are protecting their university (see JoePa)... when really they are setting UT up for a bigger fall by prolonging the reign of corrupt knuckleheads. I will say that UT alumni are aware how horribly run UT is right now. They have stopped giving. UT has a hell of a time getting donations. Alumni ceasing to donate is something, but it is not enough if anyone wants to make positive change. UT alumni should organize through the Texas Exes and demand change. Until that is done, Fenves and the Powers ilk will continue to run UT and continue to demand donations from Alumni to raise money to defend themselves or pay settlements in lawsuits like this one.