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Proposed revisions to Title IX addressed by university


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed changes to Obama-era regulations to the Title IX statute, which prohibits discrimination on college campuses against a person’s sex. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title IX states “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied

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PEACE discusses Title IX, #MeToo and student rights


Victoria Bresnahan – General Assignment Reporter Jessica Holman, senior student activist, said she believes one goal of the #MeToo movement is to elevate all forms of sexual misconduct that can be experienced by a person. “Sexual violence isn’t something that only effects people of a certain race, or ethnicity, or sexual orientation or age,” said Holman, a panelist. “It is

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Action needed on Southern’s Sexual Assault Policy


Vivian Englund – Opinions Editor In the fall of 2013, over 100 students rallied for justice for Southern graduate, Wendy Wyler. Wyler claimed in a lawsuit that music professor, David Chevan, sexually harassed her. The university’s reaction was all too familiar in the fact that they failed to fire Chevan. Even after Wyler filed a lawsuit and Chevan was found to have

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Sexual Policy Outlined in Course Syllabi


Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter  Recent additions to the fall syllabi at Southern Connecticut State University have caused a stir around the campus. Before, a syllabus contained the professor’s office room and hours, class expectations, assignments, and exam dates. Now, the administration demands a statement from the Sexual Assault Resource Team, complete with a synopsis of the program and

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Equality in action: The enduring legacy of Title IX


Carissa Duhamel – Copy Editor Southern Connecticut State University celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX, an equality act passed for educational institutions, last week by holding a day-long conference entitled, “Equality in Action: The Enduring Legacy of Title IX” in its honor. Chairs Tricia Lin, PhD, James Barber, and Patricia Nicols, all SCSU faculty, organized the event to encompass

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