The Torch

University Issues Clery Report

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2017

Reports of rape on campus increased by three incidents in 2016, according to the University’s recently-released Clery report. There were four reported incidents that years, compared to two in 2015 and one in 2014. In a ...

Movie screening inform students on sexual assault Documentary raises sexual assault awareness

Nickool Castro, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

3 “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about sexual assaults on college campuses, was screened yesterday afternoon at St. John’s Queens campus. The event took place in the Little Theater at 3:30p.m. According to Director of Med...

Cuomo proposes new sexual assault policy

Amanda Umpierrez, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to pass a proposed “Yes Means Yes” bill to help combat sexual assault on both private and public college campuses. If passed, the bill will mandate New York State private college campuses to...

‘Take Back the Night’ event raises awareness

Nathalie Tigua, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

Every Thursday, ‘DAC After Dark’ has a theme. Themes vary from a “Friends” showing in the coffeehouse to Fondue night. However, this week’s theme was different. This week, the theme dealt with sexual violence as DAC...

‘It’s On Us’ here at St. John’s

Livia Paula, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

St. John’s University aired its own version of the “It’s On Us” video campaign against sexual assault on Friday, Oct. 17 during the university basketball teams’ Tip-Off. The St. John’s version of the campaign features...

Federal investigations search for Title IX indiscretions

Cheyanne Gonzales, Photo Editor

October 23, 2014

In April, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for mishandling sexual violence and harassment complaints, which is a violation of Title...

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