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Unsung Hero Megan Rudne Hoffecker

Jeff Lamson – General Assignment Reporter Megan Rudne Hoffecker, assistant director of academic advising in the First-Year Experience Program, has deep roots in being involved at Southern since her experience here as an undergraduate student. As an undergraduate, Hoffecker had been a resident advisor at both Hickerson Hall and North Campus Townhouses for a total of three years. There, while

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The 14th annual 64 Days of Nonviolence

Victoria Bresnahan – Special to the Southern News Catherine Christy said the 64 Days of Nonviolence program can lead to a change in people’s behavior. “For me, [the purpose of these events] is a couple of things,” said Christy, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource Team, also known as SART. “It shows the university’s support because there’s such a variety

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SART aiding the transition from victim to survivor

Alex Palmieri – News Writer The Sexual Assault Resource Team at Southern provides a collaborative victim-centered team response to sexual assault. On the Southern website, it says SART’s task is to provide services that ensure a transition from victim to survivor for every individual whose life is impacted by sexual violence. If there are any concerns or questions regarding sexual

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SCSU Unsung Hero: Cathy Christie

Melissa Nuñez – Opinions and Features Editor     Cathy Christie, director of the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center and coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource team, started her Southern career in 1998 at VPAS. Christie said she always knew violence prevention work was imperative on college campuses and that work has become her life’s mission.     “If I didn’t do

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Women’s Center strives to raise awareness with annual Take Back the Night event

Melissa Richard, Freda Grant, and Julian Wilson from the Women’s Center pose in front of a Take Back the Night banner.  Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter  Although Sexual Assault Awareness Month isn’t until April, Graduate Intern in the Women’s Center, Freda Grant said her staff tries to raise awareness for the issue year-round. “We’re all responsible and can contribute

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