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FSB pays controversial columnist $48,000 for lecture

Miami University's Farmer School of Business welcomes Washington Post columnist George Will to speak at its annual Anderson Lecture Series Oct. 22 despite controversy concerning his June 6 column on campus rape.

Will's piece, "Colleges become the victims of progressivism," sparked debate after he disputed a 2012 report issued by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control that found one in five women on U.S. college campuses experience sexual assault.

"Colleges and universities … are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous ('micro-aggressions,' often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted statues that confers privileges, victims proliferate," Will wrote.

In September 2013, Miami administration updated its policy regarding sexual assault in response to the crimes ongoing prevalence; however, students and faculty this year have already received multiple MUPD alerts warning of reported sexual assaults.