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Schecter: We must use this moment to set a new standard for the Title IX process on campus, across the country

Sarah Schecter, Op-Ed Contributor

February 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The past weeks have been trying for our community after the University alerted students earlier this month that it received anonymous reports alleging multiple sexual assaults and druggings at two fraternities. Many of us are angry, upset, even baffled by the prevalence of sexual assaul...

Letter to the Editor: Wait for the facts before rushing to judgment based on unverified accusations

February 13, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor

Like everyone in the Northwestern community, I was stunned and appalled to receive Chief of Police Bruce Lewis’s security alert informing us that four students attending a Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat party were possibly given a...

Goldberg: Injustices at fraternities must provoke thoughtful policy change

Gideon Goldberg, Op-Ed Contributor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In response to the recent reported events alleged at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, many have joined together to demand that Interfraternity Council be eliminated on our campus. However, these fraternities are more entrenched than students might im...

Lewis: Following reports, University administrators must take bold action

Cara Lewis, Op-Ed Contributor

February 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is extremely upsetting for me to write about my experiences with sexual violence and suicide, especially because I know others who share these stories can be deeply upset by reading about them. In the light of recent news,...

Letter to the Editor: SHAPE demands SAE be held accountable

February 8, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

On Tuesday, The Daily reported that the University received four reports of female-identifying students being given a date-rape drug at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Jan. 21. Of the four, two reported being sexually assaulted. Th...

Williams: Fraternity members should join call for improved MARS workshops

John Williams, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Despite intermittent workshops designed to give men on our campus, especially fraternity men, a well-rounded understanding of consent and power dynamics, sexual assault and rape is far too common Northwestern. We must improve...

Cooper: Trump’s comments are not ‘locker room banter’

Danny Cooper, Columnist

October 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Donald Trump is involved in a campaign-threatening scandal. In case you were stuck under a rock last weekend, you may have missed the video clip from 2005 of Donald Trump talking about...

Garrett: Trump’s ‘locker room’ comments are indicative of pervasive rape culture

Kathryn Garrett, Op-Ed Contributor

October 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

“I did try and f--- her. She was married.” “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when...

Guirgis: MARS’ approach to sexual assault on campus fails to expand discussion outside of heteronormative boundaries

David Guirgis, Columnist

October 11, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In conversations about social justice, we are constantly reminded to “assume best intentions,” to remind ourselves most people come from a good place. However, we are also taught to “recognize impact vs. intent.” While intent...

Evanston man charged with three felonies in connection with domestic violence incident

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

June 27, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was charged with three felonies after his girlfriend reported Friday that she was battered and sexually assaulted. At approximately 1:44 p.m. Friday, Evanston police officers were dispatched near Main Street...