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U.S. Department of Education bolsters rights of accused with new, final Title IX guidelines

U.S. Department of Education bolsters rights of accused with new, final Title IX guidelines

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

May 7, 2020

After over two years and much speculation, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday new — and final — regulations on sexual misconduct in education. The changes, made to the Education Amendments of 1972’s Title IX, will go into effect in August.  Title IX is a federal civil rights law th...

How DePaul’s Title IX office plays into new lawsuit against university

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 16, 2020

A lawsuit was filed against DePaul University on Thursday alleging that former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti was verbally and physically abusive to players and assistant coaches.  But the accusations went beyond that of one person’s actions. Jenny Conviser — a sports psychologist who couns...

Take Back the Night extends support to sexual violence survivors, highlights institutional shortcomings

Students write suggestions for how to curb sexual assault on campus on a white board at the Take Back the Night event.

Ella Lee and Cailey Gleeson

April 22, 2019

Technicolored shirts displaying personal narratives and messages of support for survivors of sexual assault covered the Schmitt Academic Center as a part of the Clothesline Project, just one component of DePaul’s Take Back the Night. Charlotte Byrd, one of the event’s organizers and member of Students for Reprodu...

Joy is Coming: Take Back the Night gives platform to survivors of sexual violence

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Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

April 30, 2018

On Wednesday evening, in room 302 of the Arts and Letters Hall, an intimate moment was taking place. Sitting in a circle gathered around bunches of white flowers, a heart shaped stone with the word “healing” engraved on its face and a glass figurine of a pink swan, fellow graduate students Fabiola Rosiles ...

Highest number of sexual assaults reported

Highest number of sexual assaults reported

Rachel Hinton

October 10, 2016

Sexual assault on DePaul’s campus has been a topic of conversation in the past, and that trend will continue this year despite initiatives by the school focusing on sexual and relationship violence prevention. In the 2016 Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report, which prov...

DePaul, other universities make strides, still struggle to fight sexual assault

(From left) Laura Springman, Kara Rodriguez and Adina Babaian lead DePaul’s annual Take Back the Night march Thursday. (Erin Yarnall / The DePaulia)

Courtney Jacquin

April 26, 2015

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n an unseasonably warm evening in mid-April, about 20 students — a few alumni as well — met in a lecture hall in McGowan South. They weren’t there for a chemistry lecture, but instead for a lesson on consent, why the phrase “Consent is Sexy” is “problematic,” what the “pizza model” of consent is, and ...

Joe Biden on campus sexual assault: ‘No means no and no exceptions’

Courtney Jacquin

April 23, 2015

URBANA, Ill. – Vice President Joe Biden visited the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus Thursday to applaud the efforts of the university’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Read More »...

Letter to the Editor: What individual citizens can do to combat campus sexual assault

Megan Greeson

October 7, 2014

Educate yourself about the dynamics of sexual assault Hold you and your peers accountable Know how to respond to a friend Continue working with the university response to these issue Don’t rape people In last week’s DePaulia, students raised issues surrounding how the DePaul community is dea...

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