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Panel on Sexual Assault Held Following #SurvivingSJU

Panel on Sexual Assault Held Following #SurvivingSJU

Kenneth Carter, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under News

A panel discussion organized by faculty and students regarding the resources available to St. John’s students who are and have been victims of sexual assault on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the D’Angelo Center, making it the first public event for students after many current and previous members of the SJU...

Flames of the Torch: On the recent #SurvivingSJU talks, findings

Flames of the Torch: On the recent #SurvivingSJU talks, findings

Torch Staff

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

St. John’s has been under a fair amount of scrutiny since #SurvivingSJU trended nationally last month, leading students to criticize what they see as an ineffective sexual assault reporting system. This comes as several student groups on campus have held demonstrations to voice their displeasure with...

St. John’s Says Sexual Violence Reports “Follows the National Trend for Under-Reporting”

St. John’s Says Sexual Violence Reports “Follows the National Trend for Under-Reporting”

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

When #SurvivingSJU trended nationally last month, among the flurry of tweets were some students questioning the accuracy of the University’s reported number of sexual offenses. St. John’s Clery Report, a federally mandated crime report released every fall, said there were four accounts of rape on campus in 2016 and again in 2017, the last year on file. ...

Outside Resources for Reporting Sexual Assault Instances Compiled

Nina Stefanelli, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Features

On Jan. 4, #SurvivingSJU trended nationally, with more than 2,000 tweets detailing sexual misconduct allegations at St. John’s as well as negative encounters with administrators while attempting to report incidents. The University said it is investigating each claim on Twitter and promoted its availa...

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