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Title IX desperately needs more resources

Teal ribbons line a table, available for attendees of the Sexual Assualt Awareness Prevention Month kick-off event, April 2, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The teal ribbon is a national symbol of SAAP. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)
February 25, 2020

A chilling reality multiple college campuses across the country face are issues with sexual assault. A statistic from the United States Department of Justice reports one out of every four female students...

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to tackle sexual assault, gender violence
April 1, 2019

The university will host the Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Apr. 9 in at 5:30 p.m. in Carter Hall in University Center West. The Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group and Albion Fellows...

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents
March 12, 2019

University officials are responding to multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence over the past month on campus. “If I deem that there is a potential danger to our campus community,...

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing
February 15, 2019

A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged...

‘Everybody can do something’

‘Everybody can do something’
Film addresses sexual assault on university campuses
October 23, 2018

Carter Hall was packed with students for the campus viewing of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary discussing sexual assault on college campuses. The documentary followed students from various colleges...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus
October 16, 2018

A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency,...

Win for women, win for all

Win for women, win for all
January 10, 2018

Monday afternoon I received a Facebook message from my mom with a link to Oprah Winfrey’s speech from the Golden Globes. During our phone call a few hours later she asked me if I had watched it yet....

To believe or not to believe

January 10, 2018

When I heard that my favorite singer, Melanie Martinez, was accused of sexual assault by her former best friend, I was devastated. Most of the people I knew who also liked her immediately discarded their...

Event to address sexual assault

Event to address sexual assault
January 9, 2018

The Dean of Students office will be sponsoring the second “Mustache for Consent” event Feb 13. Carissa Prince, the graduate assistant for the Dean of Students office said the event is meant to...

‘We should not be daunted’

After speeches about sexual assualt and gender violence, male audience members walked a mile in bright red high-heels to raise awareness for violence against women and men during the 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Tuesday evening. Students, professors and community members walked from the UC, past the Orr Center and ended at the College of Liberal Arts, where members of the community, officers and Dean Beeby spoke about their experience walking in the heels, before the participants took a pledge to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”
Students, community Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
April 12, 2017

In its 11th year, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” once again attempts to tackle an ongoing issue. The event featured male students, faculty and community members who walked a mile in high heels and pledged...

Know the word ‘no’

February 9, 2017

For 11 years, I believed my “no” was meaningless. Today, I know differently. I spent my childhood free time roaming the streets around my apartment complex with a boy I thought was cool. I trusted...

Dear Donald Trump

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