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Sexual assault awareness group seeks new members

Keith Smith, adviser for One in Four and the Men’s Outreach Coordinator at UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services, sits in his office, Dec. 5. The men’s group has experienced membership decline this semester.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

December 17, 2019

A group of men dedicated to raising awareness around sexual assault was de-recognized by SGA and struggles to fill its ranks on campus. One in Four is a men’s group that supports sexual assault awareness and teaching prevention strategies, particularly to other men. The group began on campus in 2012 foll...

New sexual misconduct rules leak

A #meToo sign outside Living Well that allowed students to sign about their own #meToo stories.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2018

9/12/18 3:18 P.M. This story was updated to clarify a reference to the Explain the Asterisk petition. On Wednesday, Aug. 29 the New York Times released a leaked, preliminary version of new sexual assault rules for college campuses by Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education. The rules come at ...

Campus seeks solution to cat-calling

Campus seeks solution to cat-calling

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018

One professor has no illusion of safety in idyllic, liberal Burlington and is taking action against cat-calling. Cat-calls are loud and sexually suggestive calls directed mostly at people who are female-presenting. There is no legal repercussion for cat-calling and no clear social consensus on wh...


Stephainie Hodel, Cynic Correspondent

October 27, 2017

In the crisp autumn morning air, UVM students and Burlington community members stretched their legs and prepared to run for sexual assault awareness on college campuses. On the morning of Oct. 14, UVM became one of many colleges to participate in the “Stop. Think. Protect your Peers” 5k. The...

Students organize in Slut Walk

Students organize in Slut Walk

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2017

Students carrying signs congregated around the Waterman green for the Womyn of Color Coalition “Slut Walk” Oct 22. The students walked from the Waterman building to Harris Millis while yelling chants like, “Yes means fuck me, no means fuck you.” The Slut Walk promotes body and sex posit...

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