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Are UO’s efforts to prevent sexual assault helping those who need it most?

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).   Nationally there has been an increase in coverage of sexual assault with the #MeToo movement and multiple public allegations of sexual misconduct against influential people such as Harvey Weinstein, former Alabama …

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Spaeth: Nassar abused over 265 women. Why didn’t we catch him sooner?

The atrocity of sexual misconduct in national sports organizations goes beyond Larry Nassar, a recently convicted serial child molester who was part of the USA Gymnastics organization. Nassar and others involved are currently under fire, but we have only skimmed the surface of the rot that is defined as the …

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Challenging rape culture in Greek spaces

From Congress to Hollywood, sexual assault scandals are hitting the headlines in a pervasive wave of call-outs and push-backs against rape culture. At universities, rape culture is magnified in fraternity and sorority life — numerous academic studies and statistics trace campus rape culture’s influence back to the party culture of …

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Students, UO staff voice concerns on sexual assault reporting policy

About 40 students and faculty members gathered in Columbia Hall 150 to address sexual assault reporting policy on campus Friday. The forum hosted by The University of Oregon Senate Workgroup on Responsible Reporting aimed to give students input before a permanent policy is determined by the UO Senate. “One of …

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Months late, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity website update in progress

After displaying outdated information for months, the University of Oregon’s Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity has finally addressed problems with the accuracy of its website. For the students and faculty at the University of Oregon, answering questions about sensitive topics such as reporting sexual assault and harassment had been …

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‘The Hunting Ground’ hits close to home during Portland screening

‘The Hunting Ground’ is a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses in the U.S., and recently UO staff and students were a invited to a screening of the film in Portland.

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FSL takes the first of many steps against sexual assualt

Friday November 21, members of fraternity and sorority life tabled outside the EMU to encourage students, faculty and staff of the University of Oregon to take a stand against sexual violence in response to high percentages of sexual assault numbers within the community. The start of this task for fraternity …

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Women’s Center raises awareness of sexual violence during the “Red Zone”

On Oct. 23, the 2,870 red flags displayed in the memorial quad will be taken down as the Red Zone campaign winds down. The annual campaign, organized by the ASUO Women’s Center, is an international effort to raise awareness of dating violence and sexual assault on college campus. According to Selina …

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Freyd’s survey won’t cancel out the coming AAU’s

Correction: The original article said the survey would come out fall 2015 and that the AAU would be developing the survey. The survey, which will actually be developed by a professional company, will come out in spring 2015. he Association of American Universities is planning to administer a national survey …

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University of Oregon’s Sexual Assault Review Panel meets for the second time

The Sexual Assault Review Panel met for the second time this Tuesday in the Lillis Business Complex at 12:30 p.m., to hear public comment regarding solutions to sexual assault on campus. Three speakers voiced plausible solutions to the issue, ranging from gaining support of the most influential men on campus …

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CrimeNews

Street harassment is everywhere, yet no one talks about it

The term “street harassment” might elicit a blank look from both men and women. Most men think of catcalling as something that doesn’t happen anymore or here. Most women say it hardly ever happens — only once a day. Public sexual harassment includes yelling from cars, groping, gesturing, commenting on certain body parts or suggesting sexual acts. Women …

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UOPD did not see EPD report on alleged sexual assault until May 5

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Carolyn McDermed and Public Information Officer Kelly McIver did not receive the 24-page Eugene Police Department report detailing allegations of sexual assault against Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin until The Register-Guard published the report on May 5. McIver …

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UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence now official

University of Oregon Women and Gender Studies Professor Carol Stabile gets a certain look in her eyes when she talks about sexual assault on campus. Behind her playful cat-eye glasses, her eyes take on a troubled stare as she recalls the people — weighed down by traumatic experiences — who …

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SASS cuts back on hours due to shortage of employees

The Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County, a confidential advocacy and outreach center for survivors of sexual violence, are having to cut back their face time with survivors at the University of Oregon. Due to two employees quitting recently, the remaining six employees have had to cut back their hours …

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Sullivan: Football players should be held accountable for their actions

Imagine a case of sexual assault. A 9-1-1 call surfaces after a month of the case being in the mainstream news but a year after the survivor first reported the rape. The survivor had already identified the man who had raped her and DNA evidence had proven that he indeed …

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UO student’s video responding to Steubenville rape case goes viral

@@all links [email protected]@In two days, University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal’[email protected]@[email protected]@ video — titled “A Neeeded Response” — has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and is receiving national attention for its pointed message in responding to the events of the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case in which two high school …

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Taking back the night by reversing the cycle

Take Back the Night was established in 1975 in Philadelphia, Pa., to be the resource for sexual assault survivors who feel they have no place to go for help.

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Video: Be That Guy, sexual assault prevention marches on campus

As part of sexual assault prevention week, students and faculty members marched around campus to show their solidarity with sexual assault prevention around campus and the nation.

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University community, Greek and non-Greek, needs to confront sexual assault

At the University, there is an issue so taboo, especially within Greek Life, that no one dares bring it up. Sexual assault.

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University student sexually assaulted, kidnapped in West University on Saturday

A female University student reported being sexually assaulted multiple times at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Bouchat: Campaign sets sights, rightly, on sexual assault perpetrators

The University’s Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team and the ASUO Women’s Center are utilizing a well-known list of ten rules to help prevent sexual assault.

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Mandatory reporting procedures cause tensions with students

The recent sexual assault incident exposes one of the better sides of the recently controversial mandatory reporting policy being reaffirmed by the University this year. Thankfully this survivor chose to report the assault which makes students aware of a dangerous predator around campus.

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