The Linfield Review

Multiple pages about sexual misconduct were redacted from a May faculty trustee report

Multiple pages about sexual misconduct were redacted from a May faculty trustee report

Camille Botello and Alexandra Feller

July 25, 2020

Linfield Trustee Chairman David Baca redacted about three pages of content regarding sexual misconduct from a faculty trustee report before it was distributed to the faculty assembly in May.    The original uncensored report, obtained by The Linfield Review from a student who wishes to remain an...

Students protest the board’s decision to keep Chairman Baca

Protesters were encouraged to stand in marked spaces that were measured 6ft. apart. Pictured is McKenna Mussner, a senior environmental science major, leading a chant with her fellow students. Mussner combined forces with two other women to organize and bring the event to fruition.

Alexandra Feller, Editor-in-chief

July 21, 2020

“Never underestimate the Linfield community,” a phrase that is often told to students as freshmen. It is meant to assure them that no matter where they go-- in the world, or in their career path-- they will always have a wildcat to lean on. On July 16, the Linfield community, which included students, alu...

Student says fraternities need better sexual assault reporting procedures

Student says fraternities need better sexual assault reporting procedures

Camille Botello, News Editor

July 7, 2020

After reporting through Linfield’s Title IX office and Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), one Linfield student said she’s disappointed with the state of her sexual assault case.  During January Term 2019 this student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she went to a few different parties i...

David Baca remains Board chairman despite faculty vote of no confidence

The Linfield Board of Trustees will continue to operate under the leadership of Chairman David Baca.

Camille Botello, News Editor

June 28, 2020

In an email to the Linfield community on Friday, the College Board of Trustees said they would uphold David Baca’s position as Chairman. This comes a little over a month after the Faculty Executive Council passed a motion of no confidence (88 to 18) in his leadership after allegations surfaced that he mishandled reports of sexual misconduct between Board members and students and ...

Davis announces Linfield’s fall reopening

Linfield plans to reopen in the fall with in-person classes.

Alex Jensen, Managing Editor

June 4, 2020

President Miles Davis announced yesterday Linfield will reopen in the fall for in-person classes in a campus wide email.  "We will be doing everything we can to keep you safe," Davis said in the email to students. "We are going to comply with the best scientific data, as well as make sure you have...

Faculty assembly passes a vote of no confidence against Board chairman

Faculty assembly casts Vote of No Confidence against Board Chairman

Camille Botello, News Editor

May 30, 2020

A vote taken by Linfield faculty on Tuesday shows the majority of them believe Board of Trustees Chairman David Baca is ill-equipped to handle reports of sexual misconduct.  In the special “all-division” faculty meeting this week, the faculty cast their vote of no confidence (VONC) against Baca...

President Davis addresses Linfield community regarding recent Title IX complaints

President Miles K. Davis delivers his address about Linfield's sexual misconduct reporting and investigation processes.

Camille Botello and Elin Johnson

May 27, 2020

President Miles K. Davis addressed students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees members about the recent allegations of sexual assault circling the Linfield community on Tuesday. Davis’ speech ran about 10 minutes over Zoom, addressing around 243 participants. Although there was no question-and-ans...

Student who reported allegations against Board member David Jubb speaks out

Shot of campus looking down path by Melrose

Elin Johnson, Life & Culture Editor

May 27, 2020

A former student who reported sexual misconduct by former Board of Trustees member David Jubb is speaking out. The alumna, who wishes to be only referred to as A.K., first reported the misconduct in April 2018. “I speak up for those who can’t, for those that have been told to sit down and ...

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards the Linfield Review in multiple categories

The ONPA awarded the Linfield Review with eight awards in journalistic excellence for this year's collegiate contest.

Review Staff

May 21, 2020

The Linfield Review took home eight journalism awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s (ONPA) 2020 collegiate contest.  The Review is an online, student-led newspaper that reports for the Linfield Community in McMinnville, Oregon. Writers, editors, photographers and graphic ar...

Review hires editor-in-chief for 2020-2021 academic year

Review hires editor-in-chief for 2020-2021 academic year

Review Staff

May 20, 2020

Sophomore Alexandra Feller will take over the editor-in-chief position for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Feller has previously worked as the features editor and a staff writer for the Linfield Review.  This year’s editor-in-chief, senior Alex Jensen, said that Feller’s knowledge of the position will ...

Former senior Board member facing multiple allegations of sex abuse, other Linfield trustees facing accusations of similar misconduct

Multiple Linfield Board of Trustees members are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, by at least one student and one faculty member.

Camille Botello and Elin Johnson

May 18, 2020

New information suggests that David Jubb, a former Linfield trustee who is facing felony indictment for sexually abusing four students, is not the only Board member who has been accused of sexual misconduct.     Jubb, a Linfield alumnus who had served on the board since 1994, reportedly sexually as...

Linfield students abused by the same perpetrator say the college’s reporting system failed them

Two Linfield students allegedly assaulted by the same perpetrator say the college must do more to help survivors.

Camille Botello, News Editor

May 11, 2020

Safety is supposedly a guarantee on a small college campus, but not for two Linfield students who say they were sexually assaulted, stalked and threatened by a peer. They are claiming the college hasn’t done enough to protect them.    This is not the first allegation of sexual assault misconduct at...