The Cost of Doing Business: Sexual Violence in College Sports
by Hayden Richardson — Sexual violence in college sports goes further than doctors and college presidents; it’s the cost of doing business in the 18-billion-dollar industry. The University of Michigan’s recent acknowledgement of wrongdoing is a necessary step in deconstructing systems of sexual violence. Rather than continuing to deny, lie, and cover up sex trafficking, Northwestern University should follow the lead of Michigan to begin to repair the damage they have done. We must hold leadership accountable in instances of wrongdoing; otherwise, it will forever be in universities’ financial interest to exploit their student athletes.