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‘Sex Signals’ encourages discussion with comedy

Brian Lang, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

About 30 people attended the “Sex Signals” presentation in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on April 30 to build confidence for genuine discussions about sexual misconduct. Although there were some smaller groups that attended, a vast majority of the audience was comprised of members of the Kappa Sigma f...

We stand with sexual assault victims

The Wichitan

January 15, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the circumstances, victims of sexual assault should feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their story. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. Regardless of political party affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, race, etc., there's no denying that ...

Security increases effort in sexual assault awareness

Brittany Hill, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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A campus security authority reported being notified by a hall resident of a sexual assault having occurred in a resident's room in Killingsworth Hall late night on Oct. 10.  The complainant wished to remain anonymous and declined to file a police report, but the report was made for documentation. In...

Speaker hosts conversation about consent

Speaker hosts conversation about consent

Megan Baltusis

September 5, 2017


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“You know the end of the story before I even start.” The room went quiet. About 100 students filled Akin Auditorium on Aug. 30, but not a single one made a sound. Katie Koestner, the first date-rape survivor to publicly share her story, stood onstage in bright red slacks and a white button ...

Sexual assault in Killingsworth Hall

Kara McIntyre

May 2, 2017


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4:39 p.m. Kristi Schulte, director of residence life and housing "I don't think there was a connection between the Pierce Hall residents moving into Killingsworth and this sexual assault case," Schulte said. "Based on the police assessment and university administrators' assessment, there is no ...

Sexual assault awareness for all, not just athletes

The Wichitan

April 19, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The sexual assault awareness speaker event was mandatory for athletes, but it should be mandatory for all organizations. Last Tuesday, April 11, the counseling center directors hosted a speaker event with Suzette Walden Cole about sexual assault awareness. This was part of Mustangs Matt...

Ex-football player charged with sexual assault

Ex-football player charged with sexual assault

Bridget Reilly

April 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

On April 17 at 12:33 p.m., Rodney Higgins Jr., kinesiology freshman and former cornerback for the Mustangs, was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Killingsworth Hall. "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be, " Interim Director of Athletics ...

Sexual assault: ‘It can happen to anyone’

Mercy Yermo

April 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

"Think of the five most important people in your life. It may be your mom. Or your dad. Or your brother or sister. Or your best friend," Suzette Walden Cole, guest speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, said. "Statistically speaking, one of those five will be sexually assaulted in their lives." The p...

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