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Men’s organization discusses campus sexual assault

Men’s organization discusses campus sexual assault

Alek Fleury, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

1in4 gathered in the Jacobs House to reflect on their accomplishments and set goals for the spring. 1in4 is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape, according to the 1in4 website. “We want to reach out to people not only to raise awareness, but to provide help to others...

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 13, 2017

I bought my hardcover copy of Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” in the basement of a New York City bookstore almost three years ago. It now sits on my desk in my dorm room. I have revisited her words on the need for women to build creative spaces of their own often in the past...

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 4, 2017

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers are arguing that the University chose to make an example out of the accused and claim there was no evidence to support the defendant’s ...

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

Nick Stanton, UVM Title IX Coordinator

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 28, 2017

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers argue that the University chose to make an example out of the accused. They claim there was no evidence to support the defendant’s claims i...

“Me too” demands change

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017

So many “Me toos” on social media this past week have made us think long and hard. Too many people have been affected by sexual violence; the number of posts is unfathomable. And as post after post of “Me too” appears on social media, survivors of sexual assault are reminded regularly ...

Weakening Title IX could hurt University

Weakening Title IX could hurt University

Keely Lyons

October 12, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her plan to roll back the Obama-era Title IX guidance Sept. 22. Title IX is a statute which prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded educational institutions. The Supreme Court decided that Title IX protections extend to...

Survivors speak out in the Davis Center

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, UVM students are creating a space for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories.   Junior Katherine Freeman hosted a speak out April 25 inside the Davis Center.   Survivors will come together to open up about their experience a...

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

November 16, 2016

Dear Editor, UVM needs to increase efforts towards sexual assault education and awareness. This is a complicated issue which has red tape lining every door. But, there is room for a conversation about ideas to progress that should be highlighted when talking about these issues. For those ...

A look at college sexual assault reporting

A look at college sexual assault reporting

Anna Power

October 27, 2016

In 1987, Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room. Filled with grief, Clery’s parents took to Capitol Hill to change the laws regarding how colleges report these heinous crimes. Her parents believed that if they knew Lehigh had criminal activity, they would no...

Addressing sexual assault on campus

Addressing sexual assault on campus

October 5, 2016

Sexual assault is a major issue; both nationwide, and on our own campus. Just this past Friday, a speak-out was held outside of the Davis Center where students encouraged our University to do more to put an end to sexual assault on campus. [media-credit name="Elise Mitchell" align="alig...

Police charge first-year with sexual assault

Police charge first-year with sexual assault

September 20, 2016

UVM Police Services have cited a first-year student on charges of sexual assault. Andrew Church Clark was cited in court for sexual assault Sept. 20 as part of a joint investigation between UVM Police and the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, according to a Sept. 20 CatAlert. This CatA...

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

The Carry That Weight movement protests sexual assault on college campuses outside Bailey/Howe Library April 15. The protest was sponsored by SGA as a part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. 
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Hannah Carpino

April 19, 2016

On April 15, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library. Instead of backpacks and books, however, they brought their pillows and mattresses. The event was called Carry That Weight, a tribute to the performance piece and events that transpired at Columbia University in 2012 when undergraduate...

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