Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

Don’t Arm Our Students

Combatting sexual assault ranks as one of the most important debates this country’s higher education system has ever seen and has warranted a dialogue that has continually held national attention. This dialogue has contributed to the improvement of mechanisms to report assaults and harrassment cases, nationwide awareness and education campaigns[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Self-Defense Classes Expand Purview

The Georgetown University Police Department will expand its self-defense class offerings, which have been limited to courses for women, to include a class for LGBTQ individuals and a class open to all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity next semester. The university has offered self-defense courses for women[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Student Assaulted in ICC

A female Georgetown University student was sexually assaulted in the Intercultural Center building on Sunday Oct. 26 at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to an email sent out by the Georgetown University Police Department. The assailant, an acquaintance of the survivor, is not affiliated with Georgetown University. According to GUPD Chief[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 10 comments City News, News, News - Top

Students Carry the Weight of Assault

Georgetown students will carry mattresses and pillows to classes Wednesday as part of the Carry That Weight National Day of Action, a country-wide solidarity movement with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event, sponsored by Take Back the Night, Sexual Assault Peer Educators and the Georgetown University Student[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Report Has Low Assault Estimate

Georgetown’s annual security report released this month revealed seven reported cases of sexual assault — but these numbers reflect only a portion of cases reported, as the university has yet to conduct a more complete sexual assault climate survey, as is recommended by the White House. The annual security report[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUSA Calls for Focus on No-Contact Directives

The university’s recent consideration of a third-year meal plan requirement brought to light many concerns with on-campus dining — long lines, limited options and crowded dining halls among them. Another concern related to requiring students to frequent the same dining establishment for another year at Georgetown was the university’s enforcement[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Female Sexually Assaulted on Prospect St

An unidentified male gained entry into a residence and sexually assaulted a female on the 3300 block of Prospect Street NW on Sunday at approximately 6:30 a.m. The Metropolitan Police Department issued a press release Oct. 20 describing the suspect as a 5-foot 7-inch Hispanic male in his 20s. The[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Copley Formal Lounge was filled to capacity Wednesday evening during “Are You Ready,” an event aimed at combatting rape culture on campus and promoting awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Program Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd

Students filled a standing-room-only Copley Formal Lounge to capacity to discuss rape culture and promote awareness of sexual assault at the “Are You Ready” event Wednesday evening. The event was sponsored by Health Education Services, the Office of Residential Living, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the Women’s Center, in partnership[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

‘Yes Means Yes’ Redefines Consent

The state of California redefined the law of consent for sexual activity on college campuses to require affirmative consent in a piece of legislation entitled “Yes Means Yes.” Under the new legislation, for two parties to engage in sexual activity, there must be, “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision,” from[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Following California’s Lead

Last week, California passed a law defining sexual consent as when both partners affirm the choice to engage in sexual activity, noting that consent cannot be given if either party is unconscious and that consent can be revoked at any time. The Yes Means Yes law gives Californian universities new[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top