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Trauma-informed response training equips DePaul faculty and staff with survivor-focused direction

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Patsy Newitt, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

Stories of sexual violence seem to be unsettlingly embedded in the modern college narrative, but proper mechanisms to navigate discussions between institutions and students often fall short, leaving both parties unsure of how to communicate properly and effectively with the other. April is Sexual Ass...

‘Carry the Weight’ aims to spark discussions of sexual violence on campus

Vanessa Garcia, a freshman secondary education and English major, signs a poster expressing her support for victims of sexual abuse.

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 15, 2019

As students rushed through the Schmitt Academic Center on April 10, senior Grace Gubbrud stood silent and still. She took her stance on the edge of the “pit,” holding a red-and-black painted box meant to symbolize a weight she carries with her every day — the weight of trauma that follows sexual ...

New sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist: “I’m here to talk about anything”

New sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist:

Rachel Hinton

April 10, 2016

In the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) office on the third floor of the student center Friday, an official unveiling of sorts was underway. Hannah Retzkin, the new sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist, hosted a snack and talk open to DePaul’s student body as part of Sexual A...

DePaul students take stand against sexual assault at Take Back the Night

DePaul senior Emily Beh speaks to DePaul students and faculty at the start of DePaul Feminist Front’s annual Take Back the Night rally.  (Erin Yarnall / The DePaulia)

Erin Yarnall

April 26, 2015

“Claim our bodies, claim our right. Take a stand, take back the night,” could be heard throughout the quad on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus April 23, as protesters and marchers made their stand against sexual assault and violence at the annual Take Back the Night event. Read More »...

Sexual Assault Awareness month: It’s time for consent culture

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Summer Concepcion

April 26, 2015

As the discussion on what it means to consent has gained popularity on college campuses, advocates push to bring the topic to a younger audience Read More »...

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 »...

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