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Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

By Arabella Breck

April 24, 2017

Cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence in South Sudan increased by 64 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, said Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and U.N. Resident and H...

Student and faculty veterans discuss transitioning into college

Student and faculty veterans discuss transitioning into college

November 11, 2016

Like many military members, Columbia's student veterans are only honored once a year on Veteran's Day. Yet veterans struggle with the effects of military service all year round, many for the rest ...

Elizabeth Smart’s anti-porn crusade doesn’t show whole picture

Elizabeth Smart’s anti-porn crusade doesn’t show whole picture

By Opinions Editor

September 6, 2016

In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and repeatedly raped and abused for nine months before her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was caught, and she was released. Instead of letting the tragedy co...

‘Mandatory’ sexual assault webinar should be enforced

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

To increase education about on-campus sexual misconduct, the college launched “Think About It,” a mandatory online training module for students, staff and faculty last spring. In an April 17 email to students, vice president of Student Success Mark Kelly announced a May 30 deadline, giving students more than a month to complete the webinar.“You will receive reminders from me in the coming weeks,” Kelly said in the...

Sexual assault bill ensures sensitivity

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2015

From the retracted Rolling Stone article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia  to TIME Magazine dubbing sexual violence on campus a “crisis” on its May 2014 cover, the frequency of sexual assaults at colleges and universities has remained a controversial topic in the media in recent years. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while attendi...

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