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Bystander intervention program relaunches with open training sessions

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 9

Filed under Campus, Events, Sexual Assault

Northwestern’s bystander intervention program, Step Up, is on track to relaunch this quarter with open trainings beginning Thursday, which individuals can sign up for. This quarter, NU is bringing back the workshops, which...

State campus sexual assault bill seeks clear policy, community collaboration

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 29

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

A bill aiming to improve institutional response to campus sexual assault passed the Illinois Senate last week. The bill includes requirements that colleges and universities notify victims of their rights and provide them with...

Northwestern works to revise sexual misconduct policy

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

May 14

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is revising its sexual misconduct policy to reflect new guidelines from the federal Violence Against Women Act and feedback from members of the university community. The updated policy consolidates the University’s...

New Title IX investigator to help streamline sexual misconduct process

Olivia Exstrum, Managing Editor

May 1

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

When Colleen Johnston learned Northwestern was looking to hire a Title IX investigator, she knew she wanted to apply. Johnston, who has a background in civil rights enforcement and law, said she had been looking for an opportunity...

CARE hires new assistant director

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

April 2

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault

The Center for Awareness, Response and Education has hired a new assistant director, Erin Clark, who started March 30. CARE, which provides confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual misconduct and hosts sexual...

Northwestern struggles to fill CARE positions while center remains understaffed

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

November 25

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault

The search to fill the two still-vacant positions at Northwestern’s Center for Awareness, Response, and Education hasn’t been an easy one.

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CARE hires temporary survivor advocate while continuing search

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

October 6

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Sexual Assault

Northwestern's Center for Awareness, Response and Education has hired a temporary sexual assault survivor advocate as the office continues searching for permanent replacements to fill its two vacant full-time positions. Carrie Wachter, a clinical therapist who has worked at Rape Victim Advocates in Chi...

CARE reports increase in students using its services

Paige Leskin, Reporter

August 8

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault

The Center for Awareness, Response and Education reported a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of services it provided to Northwestern students during the 2013-14 academic year. In an annual report, which was released...

CARE administrator Eva Ball to leave Northwestern

Jeanne Kuang and Tyler Pager

May 29

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault

Eva Ball, the Center for Awareness, Response and Education's sexual violence response services coordinator, will leave Northwestern after two years of working with sexual assault survivors on campus. Ball, who was on leave...