By Katie Peters – Arts Editor
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the hill outside of Winslow was covered in small paper flags representing “the relative percentage of survivors at Lasell University” in the context of Intimate Parter Violence. The data from the Association of American Universities annual Campus Climate Survey and the number of Lasell’s undergraduates were used to show how women, men and LGBT+ individuals on campus are affected by this issue according to the survey. This project was completed by Professor Karin Raye’s Title XI Interns and the Men’s Baseball Team.
Outside of Winslow on Thursday, a display of flags representing the percentage of Lasell students who may report Intimate Partner Violence as an undergraduate greeted students as they walked to class.
By Megan Palumbo, Chris Bretti & Michael Salem – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 staff
Attendees learning about circle-based discussions at the 2018 Restorative Justice Conference on Nov. 10-12. Photo courtesy of Karin Raye
There is an alternative approach for responding to campus-based sexual and gender-based harassment and violence.
By Corinne Hennessey – Contributing Writer
Title IX Coordinator Jennifer O’Keefe in her Eager House office. Photo by Corinne Hennessey.
Lasell College Title IX Coordinator Jennifer O’Keefe reacts to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’s, speech to repeal Title IX in regards to sexual violence.
By Blair Schneider – Contributing Writer
In less than one month, members of the Lasell community have received two notices of sexual assault on campus from Vice President of Student Affairs Diane Austin.
In late September, the community received an email from Austin, notifying them that an undergraduate student reported that she had been sexually assaulted and it was by a person known to her. The email said the alleged assault is reported to have taken place the weekend of September 18th, in one of the College’s residential buildings, and it is currently under investigation. More…
By Krista DeJulio – Features Editor
Professor Karin Raye’s Domestic Violence Advocacy class is participating in the national campaign It’s On Us to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The campaign was created by the White House in January 2014 and was launched in April of the same year to raise awareness and to protect men and women from sexual assault on college campuses.
By Kayli Hertel – Managing Editor
Most people recognize pink awareness ribbons as support for breast cancer, yellow as support for the troops and purple as support for domestic violence. But over the past week students across campus have been sporting white bracelets and ribbons. What do these white ribbons mean and what do they support? More…