The Vermont Cynic

A look at college sexual assault reporting

A look at college sexual assault reporting

Anna Power

October 27, 2016

Filed under Life

In 1987, Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room. Filled wi...

Addressing sexual assault on campus

Addressing sexual assault on campus

October 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Sexual assault is a major issue; both nationwide, and on our own campus. Just this past Fri...

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 Ch...

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

April 19, 2016

On April 15, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library. Instead of backpacks and books, however,...

Anti-sexual assault group gives presentation

Anti-sexual assault group gives presentation

March 20, 2016

One in Four, a club for men aimed at preventing sexual assault, gave a public presentation in the Water...

Club urges removal of SAFE act

February 3, 2016

Filed under Life

UVM students have asked the administration to “denounce” a federal act, according to a December letter sent to President Tom Sullivan. College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, UVM’s feminist club known by the acronym C.U.N.T.S, asked the University to join the club in condemning a federal bill called the SAFE Act...

Sexual assaults prompt CatAlerts

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

[Updated 1:36 p.m. Nov. 18, 2015] Students received two CatAlert emails about recent sexual assaults Nov. 16 and 17. The first incident occurred at a UVM fraternity house, in which a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted between the late evening or early morning during the weekend of Nov. 14-15, the email stated. ...

Reported campus rapes increase, records show

Jill Vaglica

October 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The number of reported rapes at UVM more than doubled in the last year, according to a report released Sept. 29 by UVM police services. The report is required under the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires annual public safety reports for all universities receiving federal funding. In 2014, the report listed 27 reported rapes...

Rape jokes are not humorous

April 7, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

The article “Rape Jokes Reveal Injustice” [Mar. 18] is a perfect example of why we need more education regarding rape culture and sexual violence. Joe Vautrin contends that comedian Hannibal Buress “helped bring a serial rapist [Bill Cosby] to justice … with a rape joke,” which just shows that Vautrin is uneducate...

Rape jokes reveal injustice

March 17, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of censorship as they pertain to comedy, specifically how they relate to the touchy subject of rape jokes.Comedians and feminists have almost always been at odds, and rape jokes have been a central point of this contention. I admit I am biased in this debate.I ...

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

March 17, 2015

As Women’s History month, March commemorates generations of women who have fought for gender equity...

Decade of dismantling

March 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In the world of higher education, few social issues are more pressing than sexual assault.If the casual observer of the media were to make a judgement, few would fault them for believing that many college campuses exist underneath the shadow of rape culture.At UVM, this culture is challenged. The 10th annual Dismantling Rape C...

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