Tag Archives: sexual assault

SCSU and Misconduct Training


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter Incoming freshman were exposed to a more efficient version of Haven’s sexual misconduct training, while all faculty and staff are required to complete the updated training by May 1 said Paula Rice, director of the Office for Diversity and Equity. Rice said Haven is Southern’s usual vendor for sexual misconduct training, but the update issued

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Walk and panel shine light on sexual violence


Tyler Korponai – Photo Editor On Thursday, March 31, the Women’s Studies program welcomed all to join an open discussion about topics often swept aside to the peripherals of our attention.    “Our main goal is to promote and educate the community, not just Southern, but our youth,” said Christina Fawcett, a graduate student. “And to reduce slut shaming and victim blaming.

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SCSU comes together to “Take Back the Night”


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter  “Sexual Assault” is defined as including “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape,” according to the U.S Department of Justice. Sexual assault

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Self defense course teaches sexual assault awareness


Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  For universities sexual assault has become a prominent issue, being brought to light by students and faculty. The battle against sexual assault has been reinforced by campus police and school programs, bringing in information that both physically and mentally assist a student. The Rape Aggression Defense System, also known as RAD is a free

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Former SCSU instructor scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court


Josh Falcone – News Editor  Last Oct. 8, a university English 110 class, watched as their instructor William Friskey was escorted from the classroom by some of his peers. Friskey had been charged on June 30 with having sexually assaulted a 17-year-old Ledyard High School student, where he had taught. The New Haven Register reported in a Dec. 21 article

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