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UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

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

“Me too” demands change

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Life

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Campus, News

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. ...

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

Hannah Carpino

April 19, 2016


Filed under Life

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...

Anti-sexual assault group gives presentation

Anti-sexual assault group gives presentation

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

One in Four, a club for men aimed at preventing sexual assault, gave a public presentation in the Waterman Memorial Lounge Feb. 29. One in Four is a nationwide organization that was brought to campus in 2013 by the group’s adviser, Keith Smith, the men’s outreach coordinator at the Universi...

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...

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...

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