Sexual Assault

Letter to the Editor: Addressing Sexual Violence with Compassion and Knowledge

Navigating being a victim of a crime, especially sexual assault, can be difficult and confusing. It’s not always clear to people what their rights are as victims, how to access services, or if they have any guarantee that they’ll be treated with respect during the criminal justice process. As a result, many survivors of crimes don’t get access to the rights and supports they are entitled to, and may be unable to continue with criminal justice proceedings at all.

Editorial: Groups should give due consideration before extending invitations

Editorial: Groups should give due consideration before extending invitations

At issue is not the content or quality of Mr. Kingston’s music, but instead the rape allegations he faced regarding a concert in 2010. A 19-year-old woman claimed she was gang-raped by Kingston, his bodyguard and a band member following a concert she attended. The woman claimed she drank and smoked marijuana before the incident and so was “obviously intoxicated” and “incapable of consent.” Kingston countered that the sex was consensual, and ended up settling the trial at the time in order to focus on his upcoming album release and tour.

We need to voice our opinions about new sexual assault guidelines

We need to voice our opinions about new sexual assault guidelines

After the controversial policy proposed by Betsy Devos, “The public has just under 60 days to tell the Department of Education what it thinks”. These changes to Title IX proposed may not have the intention of giving advantage to accused attackers, but some proposed policies would inevitably have such consequences. It is up to the public, especially students, to speak up for what they think sexual assault policy should look like. Increasing political activism will result in an increased influence of millennials in government decisions, because of an increased participation in democratic processes such as elections and public commenting.  

Editorial: New sexual harassment policies on college campuses should not be tolerated

Editorial: New sexual harassment policies on college campuses should not be tolerated

Changes to Title IX proposed by the Department of Education may not have the intention of giving advantages to those accused of sexual assault, but many of these new proposed policies would inevitably have such consequences. In an attempt to make the process of accusing and convicting sexual assaulters more fair for both sides, the department has proposed a so-called “both sides” approach to college campus’ sexual assault due process.

Editorial: Sexual assault prevention month at UConn

Editorial: Sexual assault prevention month at UConn

Sexual assault prevention is a major topic on every college campus. At the University of Connecticut, students are introduced to this issue at orientation. It is important to continue to raise awareness about these topics in order to ensure the continuity of understanding for the issue of on-campus harassment.

Editorial: Anti-harassment programs need to be taken seriously

Editorial: Anti-harassment programs need to be taken seriously

In order to create a safer campus, it is crucial that every student behaves in a non-threatening manner and is aware of how threatening dangerous behavior is verbally and physically expressed. Without this level of awareness, students are prone to become bystanders in violent situations or unknowingly act violently toward one another. The safety of the campus is compromised when attitude toward violence prevention is not as serious as it can be on behalf of every member of the UConn community.

Editorial: New level of sexual assault and violence prevention education a positive move

Editorial: New level of sexual assault and violence prevention education a positive move

The University of Connecticut will introduce a new sexual assault and interpersonal violence workshop for rising juniors and seniors in the coming month, addressing a glaring omission from current education and policies.