Campus News

Committee recommends expulsion for Shiva, a student facing sexual assault charge

A committee has recommended Alec Shiva, arrested Nov. 10 for reportedly sexually assaulting another student, be expelled from UW-Madison.

Image By: Courtesy of Dane County Jail

Alec Shiva—who is currently facing criminal felony counts of false imprisonment, strangulation and second-degree sexual assault—has been found responsible of a crime of violence by a disciplinary hearing that recommended his expulsion from UW-Madison.

In the same situation as Alec Cook, another student charged with sexual assault who was recently found responsible for a crime of violence, Shiva has 14 days after the decision to file an appeal to Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Shiva’s lawyer, Robert Hurley, said they plan to appeal the decision. 

The UW-Madison Police Department arrested Shiva, 18, of Verona, Wis., Nov. 10 after he reportedly sexually assaulted another UW-Madison student in Sellery Residence Hall. He was reportedly high on LSD during the attack when he allegedly choked the student and damaged university-owned property.

Hurley entered a not guilty plea for Shiva at a Dec. 27 preliminary hearing. The date of Shiva’s criminal trial will be set at an April 24 court-ordered meeting with a judge.

Comments powered by Disqus

Please note All comments are eligible for publication in The Daily Cardinal.