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University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s University is in the process of contacting students who posted accusations of sexual misconduct amid a flurry of social media posts last Friday, according to University spokesperson Brian Browne. In a statement to the Torch, Browne addressed the hashtag #SurvivingSJU on Twitter – w...

SJU Needs To Do More About Sexual Assault

SJU Needs To Do More About Sexual Assault

Anika Seoparson, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation and the #MeToo Movement, sexual assault is a consistent topic in the news today. The dialogue for sexual assault on college campuses, however, does not seem as prevalent. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and on...

‘Take Back the Night’ event raises awareness

Nathalie Tigua, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

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 hosted the ‘Take Back the Night’ event. ‘Take Back The Night’...

Federal investigations search for Title IX indiscretions

Cheyanne Gonzales, Photo Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

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 IX. Every school system--K-12, colleges and universities--that receive...

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