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OPINION: Universities are approaching sexual assault prevention wrong

OPINION: Universities are approaching sexual assault prevention wrong

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor October 4, 2020

Social media, campus clubs, current events and the internet have taught me more about sexual assault prevention and education than my actual university has.  Last week, I stumbled upon an infographic...

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...

This video framegrab image from MSNBCs Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBCs Morning Joe via AP)

Biden on sexual assault allegation: ‘never, never happened’

Associated Press May 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this...

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein: Where do we go from here?

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein: Where do we go from here?

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor March 1, 2020

The recent verdict of Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes is an event that many rape and sexual assault survivors, as well as followers and advocates for the #MeToo movement, will hopefully never forget.  The...

FILE-Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Associated Press February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood...

Students and professionals alike cross the street. At the Loop Campus, the buildings are integrated among office buildings, restaurants and stores.

Analysis: 2019 Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Report

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor February 16, 2020

When Jasmine Boubas was a freshman at DePaul, she and a group of friends were followed and verbally harassed by a group of male students while walking back to their dorms from a party. “It was uncomfortable...

Brett Kavanaugh

OPINION: Don’t pity the accused: sexual assault allegations don’t hurt men

Contrary to popular belief, sexual assault allegations rarely derail the careers of powerful men. Often, it is the accusers who have their lives uprooted by coming forward.
Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor September 23, 2019

It’s a familiar media narrative: A prominent, powerful man is accused of sexual misconduct. All the major news outlets chase the story, trying to pin down the accuracy of the claims made by the accuser. Then...

Col. Don Christensen (Ret.) of nonprofit group Protect our Defenders at a March Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military; BELOW: Col. Ellen Haring (Ret.) of advocacy group the Service Womens Action Network, at a similar House of Representatives hearing in April.

Pentagon report: Sexual assault in U.S. military increased for female service members

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor May 13, 2019

A startling trend among the ranks of the U.S. military continues to rise with the most recent results from the Department of Defense's Annual Report on Sexual Assault released last week. The report indicated...

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad April 22, 2019

Megan, a DePaul sophomore whose name has been changed to protect her identity, emailed the Title IX office in October to report an assault by another student at a DePaul-sponsored event. The office responded...

Bill Cosby leaves the courthouse after his conviction on April 26.

How ‘America’s Dad’ fell from public grace

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer May 21, 2018

Beginning with his days on “I Spy” and up to his portrayal as the lovable Cliff Huxtable on the “The Cosby Show,” for most of his career Bill Cosby managed to maintain a clean-cut image to fans...

Letter to the editor:  An appeal to logic  and reason

Letter to the editor: “An appeal to logic and reason”

Brendan Newell, Member of the DePaul College Republicans March 5, 2018

Editor's note: This piece is written by a member of the College Republicans in response to The DePaulia's representation of his comments at a debate between the College Republicans and DePaul Socialists....

Karen Tamburro, a 1996 graduate of DePaul’s College of Law, became DePaul’s first full-time Title IX coordinator on Sept. 8, 2015. For the previous 14 years, she served as a supervisory attorney with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Tamburro will be housed in the Office for Institutional Diversity and Equity, and will be supported by deputy Title IX coordinators within Student Affairs, Athletics, Human Resources, Enrollment Management & Marketing and Academic Affairs. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

DePaul stands against sexual and relationship violence

Karen Tamburro, Title IX Coordinator February 19, 2018

More and more conversations about sexual and relationship violence are happening in society and on our campus, driven in part by the growing #MeToo movement. As DePaul’s Title IX Coordinator, I appreciate...

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