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New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

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

Speaker challenges environment surrounding sex, sexual violence

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

Anonymous donor gives school money to research sexual misconduct

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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