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New rights granted to the accused in cases of sexual assault on campuses

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced new set of rules regarding sexual assault on campus that will allow the accused a right to live hearing and to cross examine accusers.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, announced a new set of rules regarding how campuses will handle cases of sexual assault, including new rights for those who are accused. According to The Washington Post, the new policy “creates a judicial-like process in which the accused has the right to a live h...

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

For “Take Back the Night Rally,” students marched with posters around campus and chanted to raise awareness about sexual assault. Scheduled during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the march is part of a national campaign to engage students and educate them on the issue.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Identifying what constitutes sexual harassment can be critical to confronting it. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women will be raped at some point in their lives. The source also cites that 20-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex...