Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

‘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
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Sarah Rabon (COL ’16) reading stories from sexual assault survivors at “It Happens Here” during last year’s Take Back the Night week.

GU Joins Anti-Assault White House Campaign

The White House and Center for American Progress’s Generation Progress, an organization promoting awareness of on-campus sexual assault, launched the public awareness campaign “It’s On Us” last week as part of the Obama administration’s continued efforts to prevent sexual violence at the nation’s universities. Georgetown joined the list of nearly[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments City News, News

GU Updates Sexual Assault Policy

Following the guidance of the White House and the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Student Conduct introduced several changes to Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy last week. Hearing panels in sexual misconduct cases, which previously included three faculty or staff members and two students, will now consist of two[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Changing City and College

With the recent creation of a White House task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses, it is clear that necessary national scrutiny has returned to the issue of sexual misconduct. Both the Hilltop and the District have recently made long-overdue updates to their policies that will allow the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

‘I Am Ready’ Should Do More

To the Editor: While I am encouraged to see that New Student Orientation now includes an education component on sexual assault (“Anchors Aweigh for NSO 2014,” A7, Aug. 26, 2014), I hope to see a continued and aggressive effort to combat this problem. Transparency and a clear message about the[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
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Author Dinaw Mengestu speaks at New Student Orientation’s Marino Workshop on Monday, for which one of his novels, “All Our Names,” was required reading for all incoming freshmen for the second time in four years.

Anchors Aweigh for NSO 2014

This year’s nautical-themed New Student Orientation, “Anchors Aweigh,” led by about 180 orientation advisors, began Aug. 23, featuring the new “I Am Ready,” a class-wide discussion about sexual assault on campus. The Sexual Assault Peer Educators and various members of the administration helped develop the “I Am Ready” program, which[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

College campuses are hotbeds of sexual assault. As more and more frightening statistics pour in (such as the ever-unsettling one in every five women will be sexually assaulted by the end of her college career) it becomes clear just how commonplace this violence is. Superficially, a recent sexual assault case, Harris[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 4 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
How to Be a Bro Against Sexual Assault

How to Be a Bro Against Sexual Assault

We currently live in a world where gang rape blankets the news, where 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and where 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted in college in the United States. Recently, the topic of sexual assault has emerged as[Read More…]

White House Addresses Sexual Assault on Campus

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first report on April 28, outlining steps to identify areas of concern and design solutions to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. The Task Force was created on Jan. 22 and used a 90-day deliberation period to[Read More…]

by May 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News