A pair of Columbia University professors will speak Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m., as a part of their nationwide book tour. “We hope that the students will feel seen in this and be given tools to think about their own intimate lives,” said Columbia Prof. Shamus Khan, sociology.
The Title IX office responds to newest sexual assault data from the New York State Department of Education — Cornell was deemed the educational institution with the highest number of incidents in 2018.
“Overall, it’s increased reporting from everyone on campus,” Cornell University Police Chief David Honan told The Sun. Honan attributed some of the uptick in reporting numbers to increased data from campus security authorities, who are obligated to inform CUPD when violations or crimes occur.
In her Wednesday evening talk entitled “In the Workplace,” Lara Hamburger outlined the often-overlooked culture of sexual harassment that plagues places of employment, ranging from waitressing joints to well-off corporate headquarters.
Take Back the Night is a march, rally and vigil hosted by the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, which provides domestic and sexual violence services. The event was a call for an end to intimate partner and sexual violence in the community and world.
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Assault, particularly sexual assault, is supposed to be taken seriously, but are student organizations on campus complicit in excusing these behaviors? With Sexual Assault Awareness Week upon us, many find solace in the knowledge that there is extensive dialogue on this subject, but are mortified that there are so many survivors on Cornell’s campus alone. Even more disturbing, many organizations on campus either do not detail actions and consequences attached to assault and sexual assault or have a formal risk management policy that they do not follow. In my personal experience, every single organization that I have taken a significant part in has been incapable or unwilling to take any concrete action in regard to assault, even after those in charge were made aware of such instances. For example, I approached someone on the E-board of one particular organization in which I was heavily involved to talk about a traumatic experience with another member of the club.
The goal of the zones were to ensure the safety of students and to reduce the risk of sexual assault, according to Andrew Rosenblatt ’20, vice chairman of the Student Assembly Health and Wellness Committee.