campus sexual assault


Western Michigan University President John Dunn says the university could have done better informing students during a February 20th shooting in Kalamazoo. 


Western Michigan University students this week started logging online to take a survey about their perceptions of sexual violence on campus. WMU is one of 50 participating universities nationwide. The survey began Monday and ends April 8. It comes a year after Western implemented a new sexual misconduct policy, which included major changes in how sexual assault complaints are investigated. Felicia Crawford, WMU's director of Title IX compliance, says the survey will allow officials to assess awareness about the new policy and its impact.

"A Michigan State University student allegedly sexually assaulted one student, then another two years later, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that alleges the school delayed investigating the cases." (Detroit News)

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder will visit Western Michigan University at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, Nov. 9, to highlight the "Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" initiative and grant program. Snyder will speak 1920 Sangren Hall." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

MacRae Speakers

Gender violence expert Jackson Katz says fear of what other men will think is why some fail to speak up against sexism or sexual abuse against women. To the contrary, it should be considered "an act of strength" and leadership to intervene, Katz says. On today's WestSouthwest, Katz talks about the effectiveness of what he calls the "bystander approach"  in a longer version of his interview with WMUK's Earlene McMichael that aired last week.