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Take Back the Night to be held April 10

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 9, 2019

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Take Back the Night is coming to campus April 10. Take Back the Night, is a program dedicated to creating a safe community and respectful relationships through awareness at Sikes Lake at 8 p.m. Rachael Fornof, Title IX director said, “Take ...

University takes Title IX seriously

University takes Title IX seriously

The Wichitan

April 2, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes Title IX should be taken seriously and Rachel Fornof, director and coordinator of Title IX does just that. She ensures the safety of all students, protecting their right to equal access to the world of opportunity our campus has to offer. Sexual assault is something...

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...

Having a Title IX coordinator is a good thing

January 19, 2019

The Wichitan staff believes recruiting a Title IX coordinator was a good move made by administrators. To streamline polices and procedures related to sexual harassment on campus, the board of regents approved the creation of the Title IX coordinator position August 2018. These responsibilities...

University hires full-time Title IX coordinator

University hires full-time Title IX coordinator

Alyssa Mitchell, Assistant Editor

September 13, 2018

As part of an effort to streamline and codify policies and procedures related to sexual harassment on campus, the Board of Regents, in August, approved the creation of a new position, Title IX coordinator, a position previously held, in part, by Dean of Students Matthew Park. In addition, the Boa...

#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...

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 27, 2018

Matt Park, dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, handled all of MSU's Title IX-related cases — until he made a joke about sexual misconduct at a campus safety forum following spring break. "I hope we don't see another increase in reports as a result of last week's activity,"...

Students raised concerns over campus safety at forum

Students raised concerns over campus safety at forum

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 20, 2018

To address concerns that students and faculty had regarding campus safety and to make campus populace aware of the policies in place to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment, the Office of Students Affairs and Enrollment Management hosted a forum in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites o...

Student affairs schedules forum regarding campus harassment, assaults

Student affairs schedules forum regarding campus harassment, assaults

Tyler Manning

March 6, 2018

The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management sent out a campus-wide email March 6 inviting students and faculty to an open forum regarding campus safety scheduled for March 19. Although most campus officials failed to respond Tuesday evening, the forum seems to be in response to vari...

Title IX continues women’s fight for gender equality

Title IX continues women’s fight for gender equality

Dominick Haskins

October 5, 2016

When Hilary Clinton was nominated as the presidential candidate for the Democratic party, she tore down yet another wall in women’s long held fight for gender equality being the first female to ever be elected the presidential candidate for any major party.“We have come so far in gender equality....

Lip-sync contest goes off script

Lip-sync contest goes off script

Rachel Johnson

November 18, 2015

It started off as any other lip-sync contest. Contestants performed to "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Baby Got Back," and "Same Love." The 10 groups that started the evening in CSC Comanche Suites were whittled down to five after the audience voted on little slips of white paper. Erin Ha...

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