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It’s On Us: Sexual Assault Awareness Week

It’s On Us: Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Hannah Schultz, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted the It’s On Us week on Monday, October 23 to Thursday, October 26. The It’s On Us week is dedicated to raising awareness and stopping sexual assault on college campuses. Events were held each of the four days, and ended with a Survivor Vigil on Thursd...

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 25, 2017

UW-Whitewater is the only university in the state to devote an entire week to sexual assault awareness, said Bryan Thommes, Director of Student Safety for Whitewater Student Government (WSG). The “Its On Us” campaign run Oct. 23-26, featuring a self-defense class, bingo night, documentary film scr...

43rd district assembly candidate expresses concern about campus assaults

Allison Hetz, Candidate for Wisconsin's 43rd Assembly

November 2, 2016

I have been a Whitewater resident for many years now.  I have served my community diligently in many roles and I love Whitewater very much.  But I must say that I am deeply concerned about the number of sexual assaults that have happened recently on this campus.   As a survivor myself, it worries...

“Wrecked” questions campus rape culture

“Wrecked” questions campus rape culture

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

October 24, 2016

As college students, our world is saturated with the possibility of sexual assault. Every week, students seem to be receiving emails about assaults on campus. Although most of us push it aside and choose not to dwell on the ‘what ifs’, author Maria Padian chooses the opposite: she takes the issue hea...

Former coach files lawsuit

Former coach files lawsuit

October 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Justin St. Peter On May 13, 2014, then-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach Tim Fader’s children came home from school crying, all due to a letter that then-Chancellor Richard Telfer had distributed to the public, implying that their dad had done “something wr...

Letter to the Editor: Energy and assault on campus

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Concerning energy use on campus, back in 2008, the custodians in the academic buildings were moved from the overnight shift to the day shift in order to conserve the energy used at night. The FP&M Academic East Zone (in which I work) had a lead worker during the second shift who...

Letter to the Editor: Incident reporting left unclear

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Last week’s memo announcing the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form takes us one step closer toward the erasure of prejudice. Huzzah. With this new protocol, perhaps now offending students won’t feel compelled to issue tearful videotaped confessions of their alleged crimes. However, ...

Letter to the Editor: Assault prevention requires education

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 I have recently read an article in the Royal Purple about the “amnesty” law on campus, which I think is great and will be very helpful in terms of lessening the staggering underreporting of sexual assault on campuses in general, including Whitewater’s. Although I think this law w...

Letter to the Editor: Domestic Violence a prominent issue on campus

November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 With the launching of UW-Whitewater’s “It’s On Us” campaign and the investigation into the university’s compliance with Title IX, an important discussion about sexual assault began on campus. This discussion, while tremendously important, has for the most part failed to include much men...

Letter to the Editor: Sexual assault victims more than statistics

October 20, 2015

Oct. 20, 2015 My name is Kailee Falvo and in Nov. 2013, I became part of a statistic. No, it was not a good statistic, definitely not one I find myself boasting about. The reason for that is simple; I became another person that is filed under the “campus sexual assault” data. I am not here to write...

Letter to the Editor: All students need to help prevention

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s campaign focuses on sexual assault on college campuses. Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and now it is more visible than ever. Many people — from student activists to the White House administration...

Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to sexual assault conversation

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 I have read about the sexual assault case in your paper as well as the responses, including one from a professor.  I find it difficult to keep a calm mind about the entire situation as there are several aspects which appall me. First, from a legal perspective, I am disappointed...

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