More Is Needed to Combat Rape Culture

More Is Needed to Combat Rape Culture

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

March 14, 2019

The concept for the Map Project is simple: an aerial view of Middlebury’s campus populated with a series of red dots, each one representing an instance of sexual assault or sexual harassment that has occurred on campus.

Former Dartmouth Students Accuse School of Failing to Protect Them from Sexual Assault

By LUCY TOWNEND

November 29, 2018

Former Dartmouth students come forward to accuse Dartmouth of doing little to prevent sexual assault, but the college responds with assertions that the campus is committed to the safety of all of its community members.

Parton, SGA Establish Support Group for Survivors

By KENZO OKAZAKI

October 25, 2018

The counseling department at the Parton Center for Health and Wellness has formed a support group for students who are survivors of sexual violence.  The group will meet every Thursday beginning on Oct. 25. All of the services provided by this group will be free and confidential. The support g...

It Happens Everywhere

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

November 29, 2017

We’re living in a powerful moment if you have been affected by gender-based violence or know someone who has — so, everybody. Since New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey first exposed film director Harvey Weinstein, 35 men and counting have been accused of sexual misconduct. Emboldened b...

Annual Security Report Shows Increases in Crime: Sexual Assault

By SARAH ASCH

October 11, 2017

The college published its annual security and fire safety reports on Oct. 1 for each of its campuses — Middlebury, Bread Loaf, Monterey, and the Language School at Mills College. The report, which is required under the Clery Act, includes statistics about various crimes reported on campus in the last...

Student Reflects on Surviving Sexual Assault

By DAVID VARGAS

October 4, 2017

Those who have gotten to meet me probably know that I am a 21-year-old freshman, that I took part in two gap years before coming to Middlebury, and that I am running for first year senator. I noted throughout the application process that during my second gap year I enrolled in a computer science course, ...

College Sued by Student Expelled for Sexual Assault

By Claire Abbadi

September 17, 2015

On Jul. 24, 2015, a student was expelled from the College for an alleged sexual assault charge against a non-Middlebury student. The incident allegedly took place in the fall 2014 semester while the student was studying abroad through the School for International Training (SIT). The College is now being...

Report Shows That Sexual Assault Numbers Tripled

Report Shows That Sexual Assault Numbers Tripled

By Ellie Reinhardt

October 8, 2014

  Public Safety released its annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, which indicated several variances from the 2013 report, most notably, an increase in the number of forcible sexual offenses from five in 2012 to seventeen in 2013.  The report defines forcible sexual offenses as “[a] sexual act directed against anoth...

Sexual Assault Panel Replaced by HR Officer

By Joe Flaherty

September 10, 2014

In a change to existing College policy on adjudicating sexual misconduct, the Sexual Misconduct Review Panel (SMRP) was eliminated in August. The SMRP, which had been in existence from the fall of 2011 until this summer, reviewed case materials that were prepared by an investigator. These case mater...

Peers Hit With Title IX Inquiry

Peers Hit With Title IX Inquiry

By Hannah Bristol

May 7, 2014

Sexual assault on college campuses made national news last week when Tufts University was found noncompliant with Title IX for mishandling complaints of sexual assault. In the wake of this finding, the Department of Education released a list of the 55 schools currently under investigation for such violations,...

Sexual Safety: There’s an App for That

Sexual Safety: There’s an App for That

By Emma McDonald

April 30, 2014

As April winds to a close, the College wraps up a month of events focused on raising awareness about sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and new Health and Wellness Director Barbara McCall launched a series of events throughout the month in order to “recognize and support survivors...

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