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Perspectives: UVM Should Be Doing More for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Perspectives: UVM Should Be Doing More for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Caroline Shelley, Political Science Major And Law & Society Minor February 8, 2021

According to the Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN), sexual violence on college campuses is pervasive. “Among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape...

SGA senators to attend mandatory diversity training in the midst of student concerns

SGA senators to attend mandatory diversity training in the midst of student concerns

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor October 21, 2020

Senators in UVM’s Student Government Association must attend a four hour diversity training to help discourage biases against students and make SGA a more welcoming space for students of color.  SGA...

Junior Kendall Ware stands in her Vermont Swimming and Diving shirt in front of the Patrick Gym, Oct. 9. Ware will be graduating this year to enter a Speech Pathology grad program at UVM.

Students demand change amid claims that UVM Athletics mishandled sexual assault investigation

Hayley Rosen and Emma Pinezich October 13, 2020

Nearly two weeks after UVM Junior Kendall Ware came forward about UVM Athletic Department’s gross mishandling of her sexual assault investigation, students are calling for systemic change, asking for...

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Gabby Felitto September 4, 2019

Inside evidence rooms across America, about 100,000 rape kits wait to be tested for evidence, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Many victims wait years for evidence retrieved from...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different...

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2019

The alleged perpetrator of a Feb. 23 sexual assault and theft on campus has been arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail. Tyson Cyphers, 37, was identified as a suspect for the crime in a Feb. 23...

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

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus January 2, 2019

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would...

Sophomore Syd Ovitt speaks Dec. 9 at an Explain the Asterisk event. The movement gained suport from Philip Barith, a UVM English professor and the chair of the Vermont Senate Education Committee, who said that he will be proposing policy in January.

Student campaign inspires state senator to champion assault law

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor December 12, 2018

Legislation that would force UVM and other universities to disclose if a student was dismissed for sexual misconduct will soon be proposed in the Vermont Statehouse. Philip Baruth, a UVM English professor...

Faculty members defend Ford

Faculty members defend Ford

Letter to the Editor October 12, 2018

We, the undersigned University of Vermont faculty, write in support of Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault. We also write against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett...

Student starts national petition

Student starts national petition

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 17, 2018

After a UVM sophomore reported her rape to University officials, she found a hole in UVM Policy allowing dismissed students to avoid disclosing past misconduct. Sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition...

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

New sexual misconduct rules leak

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...

Response to “Mandated Reporting Issue”

Letter to the Editor May 11, 2018

As the Intake and Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (which addresses incidents of discrimination and harassment on campus, including sexual misconduct and...

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