Last Thursday, Al Jazeera America published a lengthy investigative report on Bob Jones University’s history of failure to report sexual assault on campus. The article centers on stories from graduates of the school who say they were raped or abused while on campus and were discouraged from contacting the police, or were simply ignored. Al Jazeera also devoted space in the article to a brief summary of the school’s history and also of the scandals that have rocked it in recent years.
The article does note BJU’s voluntary G.R.A.C.E. investigation which is still ongoing, and Randy Page, the school’s spokesperson, is frequently quoted as well. It’s hardly a takedown piece, although it doesn’t attempt to sugarcoat the obvious abuses that BJU’s top-down, authoritative structure have caused.