Tagged: sexual assault

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Man Talk Workshop Provides Unique Space for Men to Discuss Sexual Assault

In an effort to address sexual assault and boundary violations on campus, Michael Bueno ‘18 and Women*s Center program coordinator Qui Alexander organized Man Talk last year. Man Talk was a facilitated workshop designed as a safe space for male-identifying members of the Haverford community to talk about how sexual assault and boundary violations apply on the college’s ...
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Anna Bialek Lecture Challenges Community Attitudes Towards Sexual Assault

During the month of November, students have been thinking about sexuality on campus through the month-long Sexvember event hosted by the Women*s Center. Sexvember has mostly focused on sex positivity, but students have also grappled with the more troubling side of sexual relationships. Last week, Anna Bialek, a professor of Religion at Washington University, came to speak ...
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Hope to Shed Light on Difficult Campus Issue

The Women*s Center is hosting various events on campus this April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a national event that the Women*s Center participates in annually. “For us, it’s a month where we can do some really dedicated programming around the topic of sexual assault and awareness education,” said Qui Alexander, Program Coordinator at the Women* ...
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Student Assistant Hotline Reopens with New Changes

Last week, the Student Assistant Hotline, a 24-hour service run by the Women*s Center that offers help to students on issues of sexual misconduct, reopened. The hotline was not open earlier this year due to problems with the hotline’s phone. According to Qui Alexander, Program Coordinator of the Women*s Center, there are some new changes to this year’s hotline. “When ...
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Who Fears Discomfort at Haverford?

Do we hear contemporary buzzwords like “terrorist,” “safety,” “comfort,” and “free speech” so often that we take their meanings for granted? Or do we stop to consider: how are they used? Who do we imagine their subjects to be? What associations become naturalized with these words, and why? Recently, I have been thinking—raging, actually—about the activi ...
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Feminists United Takes a Stand

Feminists United (FU), Haverford’s student-run group that supports and addresses feminist ideals through political action, emailed a survey November 30th to all students about sexual misconduct on campus. The survey was the first component of FU’s “Fucked Up” Series, a project that aims to question assumptions about safety and inclusion in the Haverford community w ...
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Sexual Assault Climate Survey Results Generally Positive, but There’s Still Work to Be Done

Last week, the administration announced the results of the Sexual Assault Climate Survey. The survey polled sophomores, juniors, and seniors about their thoughts on sexual misconduct at Haverford. 57 other colleges and universities participated in the survey through the Higher Education Data Sharing consortium (HEDS), the organization that created the survey. “It is clea ...
OPINION: In Light of Rape Allegations, Should Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree be Revoked? 1

OPINION: In Light of Rape Allegations, Should Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree be Revoked?

Tragedy is something that we humans have a good handle on.  When someone dies before their time, or when a hurricane hits, we all understand that we should feel sad.  Comedy, on the other hand, is a much more nebulous idea.  Some jokes are funny to everyone; some jokes are funny to none; some jokes make half of a room laugh, but make the other half wonder how the hell a ...
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Finding Support at SOAR

Trigger Warning: This article contains non-graphic discussion of sexual assault. The author of this article is a member of Survivors of Assault and Rape (SOAR), a student-facilitated support group. The group is open to students of all genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds. Everything discussed in the group is completely confidential.  The clearest memory I have fro ...
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Annual Security Report highlights campus crime

Earlier this month, Safety and Security released its annual summary report for the 2012-13 year, reflecting recent thefts from academic and residential buildings and the underreporting of sexual offenses, an issue at colleges and universities across the country. Under a federal law called the Campus Safety Act, or the Jeanne Clery Act, colleges and universities that partic ...