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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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Veterans share experiences after showing of “The Invisible War”


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter  The 50 percent increase in sexual abuse cases reported over the last few years is a result of a boost in confidence that soldiers will receive justice, said Jack Mordente, director of the veteran’s services office. Students and staff gathered to watch and listen to a panel of veterans share their traumatic experiences with

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Women’s Center holds annual Red Flag Campaign on campus


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter Red flags are warning signs and attention grabbers. Every October, the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Center brings new light to the phrase “red flag.” Each October for the last four years, The Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Men’s Initiative, sponsors the Red Flag Campaign to raise awareness for dating violence. The Red

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