BAMN protests don’t do students justice

CAMPUS ISSUES: The aggressive tactics that BAMN used in its recent anti-sexual assault protests exclude and alienate both supporters and survivors.

To end rape culture on college campuses, all students must take part in open and honest dialogues about their experiences, privileges and positions within the system. Yet when some voices in the conversation are shouting over others, they stymie both the conversation and the progress. On campus last week, BAMN
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State audit of sexual assault procedures findings troubling, not surprising

Survivors of assault and people who have been following this story as it unfolds at 55 campuses across the country were likely not surprised to learn that the process of reporting and processing these cases is very flawed. The report found that people in authority who were in a position to receive the first notice that an assault had taken place, including athletic staff personnel and resident advisers, were not properly trained on how to get that information to the right people. What can be extrapolated from this data is that more training is needed at many levels of the university system, as well as transparency on the workings and timeline of a sexual assault accusation.
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