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Sexual Assault

Remix to conviction
4 months ago

Remix to conviction

By  • Opinion

In early January, Lifetime aired a documentary series chronicling R&B singer Robert “R.” Kelly’s history of sexual assault and pedophilia, with alleged crimes going back 30 years. In all six …
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Students to protest university’s handling of Anderson case
5 months ago

Students to protest university’s handling of Anderson case

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include additional information about the protest planned for Dec. 14.

UTD President Richard Benson announced Thursday afternoon that Jacob Walter Anderson, a …
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Petition launched to remove transfer student accused of sexual assault
5 months ago

Petition launched to remove transfer student accused of sexual assault

Editor’s Note: President Richard Benson issued a statement at 4:49 p.m. CST on Dec. 12 through the university’s Facebook and Twitter channels about Jacob Anderson, the UTD senior at the …
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It’s not a question: No means no
7 months ago

It’s not a question: No means no

By  • Opinion

Last week, my news feed was plastered with images of a belligerent Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In these photos, he’s been captured red-faced, …
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Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?
8 months ago

Mandatory sexual assault modules: are they effective?

UTD requires every new student to complete a series of web-based sexual assault prevention modules. A survey of 94 students conducted by The Mercury revealed 86 percent of participants do …
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Guard Posts
12 months ago

Guard Posts

Emergency services at UTD exist to make campus a safer place. Whether dealing with an issue that is medical, weather-related or otherwise, stay calm and remember that you are not …
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Sexual assault exams now offered at UTD health center
1 year ago

Sexual assault exams now offered at UTD health center

The Student Health Center has introduced SAFE exams to help victims of sexual assault get medical treatment on campus.

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE, nurse is a …
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Rape survivors need support, understanding from community
1 year ago

Rape survivors need support, understanding from community

Editor’s note: This op-ed author’s name has been changed to protect her identity.

I thought my freshman year of college was supposed to be the most exciting year. I was …
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UTD is implementing solutions, spreading awareness of resources for sexual assault
1 year ago

UTD is implementing solutions, spreading awareness of resources for sexual assault

A recent UT System-wide report on campus sexual assault prevention procedures found a low disclosure rate among victims at UTD and a lack of knowledge among students of the …
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Campus survey addresses sexual assault climate
3 years ago

Campus survey addresses sexual assault climate

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication on 5/4/2015

SG provides support, hopes survey can fix Title IX policy confusion

 

The UTD criminology …
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