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Laura Hetrick takes on role of Title IX coordinator amidst big changes

Laura Hetrick

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

August 7, 2020

After operating without a Title IX coordinator since December 2019, MSU Texas has found the woman for the job in licensed counselor and longtime Mustang Laura Hetrick. Those who have visited the Counseling Center will have likely seen Hetrick before, as she has held a position in the Center since...

New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

Title IX coordinator

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Rachael Fornof started her new job in the fall of 2018 as director and coordinator of Title IX, and she hit the ground running. After a series of incidents the previous spring drew attention to the need for her position, she began offering required educational training. She even helped staff tables outside...

Consent is not as simple as yes or no

Maria Gutierrez, Columnist

April 23, 2018

On Aug. 29, 2017, I was sexually assaulted by a guy I thought was into me. That’s usually how it goes. Don’t get me wrong, people are drugged by strangers or taken from their homes, but for the most part, it’s someone you know, usually an acquaintance. For the purpose of this article, we...

Speaker challenges environment surrounding sex, sexual violence

Jeffrey Bucholtz, guest speaker, hosts Yes! Yes! Yes! A Conversation about Consent & Sexual Violence in Dillard 101 where about 135 people attended and were educated on different types of sex and sexual violence and how they start conversations with each other. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 7, 2018

A packed classroom. The presence of anxious chatter in the air. The lesson is clear: end sexual violence. To educate students on the various aspects surrounding sexual violence, the Office of Student Involvement invited speaker Jeffrey Bucholtz to give his presentation "Yes! Yes! Yes! A Conversation...

Anonymous donor gives school money to research sexual misconduct

police chief

Cortney Wood and Tyler Manning

April 3, 2018

An anonymous donor established a fund of $25,000 for Midwestern to research responses to sexual misconduct on college campuses, with MSU as a case study. In a postmaster sent out by Suzanne Shipley, university president, on March 28, stated, "The donor, who has had a lifelong interest in enhancing...

#ComplicitMSU needs a second look

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 28, 2018

The word "complicit" has been thrown around a lot lately. Specifically, the word has been adjoined to charges that MSU’s administrators have been complicit in sexual assault and misconduct on campus. Complicity is generally defined as direct involvement with others in criminal activity, and synonyms...

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