‘Mattress Girl’ lawsuit v. Columbia U. is back in court

Columbia U. found then-student Paul Nungesser not responsible for the alleged 2012 rape of Emma Sulkowicz whose subsequent "art project" earned her the nickname "Mattress Girl."

Emma Sulkowicz (centre-right) pictured in "Mattress Performance" at her graduation, Columbia University, May 19, 2015. (Image via Wikipedia entry on "Mattress Performance," credit Adam Sherman, CC 4.0)

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 — If you’re a male student on an ever increasing number of American college and university campuses, and imagine that a mutually agreed upon romantic tryst (aka, “hookup”) with a willing female student could never damage your life or career trajectory, you’d better think again. Here’s why:

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