It doesn’t look that way. It looks like the school is clinging to disproved campus rape statistics.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Latest edition of UVA magazine addresses sex assault scandal

This week, just prior to the Columbia Journalism School’s review of Rolling Stone’s now-infamous University of Virginia “rape” story, the spring edition of UVA’s Virginia Magazine came out.

There is a large section devoted to the “rape” story, and the online version features a lengthy timeline on the evolution of measures devoted to addressing sexual violence, beginning with 1972’s Title IX law.

The timeline mentions the failure of Rolling Stone’s “journalism” in the whole UVA affair, yet at the very top of the page we see this:

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue

“THE ROLLING STONE ARTICLE PUT OUR UNIVERSITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT, and we are using this moment of national attention to provide strong leadership in the long-running effort to improve student safety on America’s college campuses,” Teresa Sullivan said in a Jan. 30 address to the University. “All colleges, the military and many workplaces face issues of sexual violence. But we have been put in a leadership position, and we will lead.”

Indeed. It also put a spotlight on the very real need for a thing called “due process” and a concept known as “innocent until proven guilty.”

Further, under the (Sexual Assault) “Facts” section, we read — again — a common, yet debunked, statistic:

Prevalence of Sexual Assault

The National Institute of Justice reports: “The often-quoted statistic that one in four American college women will be raped during her college years is not supported by the scientific evidence. Nonetheless, several studies indicate that a substantial proportion of female students—between 18 and 20 percent—experience rape or some other form of sexual assault during their college years.”

Maybe a bit of solace can be taken at the addition of the words “several studies.”