sexual assault

New York News
5:16 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Skidmore Students Protest Before Readmission Hearing

Student Reina Kiefer thanks students for their support
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Students at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs Friday gathered to protest a readmission hearing for a student suspended for sexual misconduct and to support victims of sexual violence.

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New York News
1:56 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Ahead Of Hearing, Skidmore Students Speak Out Against Sexual Violence

Ahead of a scheduled readmission hearing for a student sanctioned by Skidmore College for violating the campus’ policy on sexual misconduct, the national debate over campus sexual assault has found new voices among students in Saratoga Springs.

The issue of reporting campus sexual and gender-based misconduct has been at the forefront lately. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking private colleges and universities to adopt uniform assault reporting procedures. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading a charge nationally to combat campus sexual assault and violence.

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New England News
12:22 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Former President Carter Details New Book, Gender Inequality At Yale

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke about his latest book, which touches on the issue of gender equality, at Yale University Tuesday afternoon.

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Capital Region News
3:46 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

#ItsOnUs : Union College Students Pledge

Lt. Gov Duffy with four student-activists at Union College, October 2014
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

October is recognized in New York State and nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Schenectady, New York, the Union College men's hockey team is partnering with student leaders to combat domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses.  Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy  joined the leaders and athletes as they issued the challenge Tuesday afternoon at the Nott Memorial on the Union Campus.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Reports Of Campus Sex Crimes Climbing


New England's largest colleges reported about 40 percent more sexual assaults last year when compared to 2012, an increase experts attribute to heightened awareness of the problem and more victims coming forward.

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New York News
1:29 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Cuomo Announces New Anti-Sexual Assault Measures For SUNY

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Cuomo made a rare appearance before the State University of New York Board of Trustees to urge them to pass a system wide set of policies on how to respond to sexual assault and rape on campus.

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Hudson Valley News
10:33 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Bard College Receives Grant To Reduce Sexual Assault

A college in Dutchess County has received a grant to reduce sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking.

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US News
6:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Gillibrand Pushes Campus Assault Bill

Credit Kirsten Gillibrand via

Colleges and universities could be held more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by New York's Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"My office has heard from many survivors about campus sexual assaults in America. These young women have been demanding that Congress help stop the endless wave of campus sexual assaults, and I share their outrage."  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, charges America is going through an "epidemic of campus sexual assault." 

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Capital Region News
2:12 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

"Take Back the Night" Event At Albany Law

Albany Law School's Pro Bono Program and the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center will hold the 33rd Annual "Take Back the Night" rally against sexual violence today.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: A Renewed Call To Action

In late January, President Obama announced the creation of a special task force to examine and, as necessary, coordinate federal enforcement efforts regarding rape and sexual assault on our nation’s campuses. This White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault will provide leadership for colleges and universities as they work on developing more transparent and more effective campus procedures to decrease and/or investigate incidents of sexual assault.

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