Occupy McKeldin recognizes prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses

By Jalen Wade On Wednesday, April 17, campus organization Preventing Sexual Assault (PSA)  held its fourth annual Occupy McKeldin event. The goal of the eight-hour event is to provide an outlet for survivors and listeners to learn, share and promote advocacy against sexual assault. Speakers in attendance helped educate the crowd on the importance of knowing how to prevent sexual assault. According PSA’s Facebook page, … Continue reading Occupy McKeldin recognizes prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Speaks at SEE’s second annual Hear the Turtle Event

Aly Raisman, right, answers questions about her career and her advocacy efforts for sexual assault during the discussion on March 28, 2019. Raisman answered questions from the moderator as well as pre-selected questions from the audience (Photo by Casey Gannon). By Casey Gannon Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman was the featured speaker March 28 at SEE’s second annual Hear the Turtle event. Raisman competed on … Continue reading Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Speaks at SEE’s second annual Hear the Turtle Event

Greek orgs play soccer with a twist to end sexual assault

By Samantha Caruso Greek students gathered on the Fraternity Row fields May 5 to attend “Kicking Out Sexual Assault,” a bubble soccer tournament that featured speakers The event, hosted by Zeta Beta Tau and Alpha Chi Omega, was created to bring awareness to the movement to end sexual violence and to raise money for Jewish Women International, a Jewish women’s advocacy organization. The tournament lasted … Continue reading Greek orgs play soccer with a twist to end sexual assault

Take Back the Night event educates students on sexual assault and supports survivors

By Grace Dille The CARE To Stop Violence Office and the University Health Center hosted the annual Take Back the Night event April 25, allowing students the opportunity to share their stories and work together to combat sexual assault through social media platforms. This year’s theme stemmed from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that have surfaced in recent months, according to Campus Advocates Respond and … Continue reading Take Back the Night event educates students on sexual assault and supports survivors

Health Center facilitates conversation about sexual assault

By Zoe Rader University Health Center peer leaders hosted “Speak Up,” an event to build a conversation centered around sexual assault and the #MeToo movement April 23 at The Board and Brew on Route 1.   The two-hour discussion included lessons led by peer leaders, poems performed by students and an interactive dialogue with the audience. The event was followed by an hour of free … Continue reading Health Center facilitates conversation about sexual assault

Men walk McKeldin Mall in heels to raise awareness of sexual misconduct on campus

By Alexandra Marquez The Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) hosted a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event Friday to promote awareness of sexual assault and sexual misconduct on college campuses. The event was held in the afternoon on Mckeldin Mall, in front of the main administration building. OCRSM’s director and the university’s Title IX officer, Catherine Carroll spoke for a few … Continue reading Men walk McKeldin Mall in heels to raise awareness of sexual misconduct on campus

Students occupy McKeldin for 12 hours, highlighting sexual misconduct and supporting survivors

By Ally Tobler Preventing Sexual Assault (PSA) sought to bring awareness to sexual violence April 11 by occupying McKeldin Mall for 12 hours. “Our campus is under its third federal investigation for the way we handle sexual misconduct, so I think it’s really important,” senior journalism major and PSA co-president Cristina Johnson said. Johnson, along with senior government and politics major Nikki Wolfrey, started PSA … Continue reading Students occupy McKeldin for 12 hours, highlighting sexual misconduct and supporting survivors

Let's Talk; Sexual Assault flyer outside Hoff Theater.

Let’s Talk; Sexual Assault asks hard questions about violence on campus

Activists Annie Clark and Andrea Pino spoke to students Tuesday night about the need to create change regarding sexual violence on campus at Let’s Talk; Sexual Assault presented by SEE in the Hoff Theater. Both Clark and Pino are survivors of sexual assault at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which led them to be co-founders of End Rape on Campus and featured in the … Continue reading Let’s Talk; Sexual Assault asks hard questions about violence on campus

Anti-Rape and Anti-Racism presentation sparks dialogue about diversity

  By Ana Hurler Students gathered to discuss the systemic issues surrounding racism and sexual assault Wednesday night at the Our People, Connecting Anti-Rape and Anti-Racism Work presentation in the Stamp Student Union. Neil Irvin, executive director of Men Can Stop Rape, a D.C. based non-profit organization that educates men to create an environment free of violence, especially against women, presented the event. It was … Continue reading Anti-Rape and Anti-Racism presentation sparks dialogue about diversity

Grand Rounds lecture series discusses how healthcare system can prevent sexual violence

The University of Maryland’s School of Public Health hosted a lecture Wednesday to educate students and faculty members on intimate partner violence issues from a public health standpoint. Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell’s lecture, titled “Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Problem: Healing from Trauma as Secondary Prevention,” focused on studies of domestic violence and raised the question of how well our preventative healthcare system is … Continue reading Grand Rounds lecture series discusses how healthcare system can prevent sexual violence