campus sexual assault

MacRae Speakers

How to reduce sexual and verbal assaults against women on college campuses and in the military? Gender violence expert Jackson Katz says it'd help if society encouraged men to speak up when they witness attacks. 

Katz calls this the "bystander approach," which he says he helped pioneer in the '90s and is now commonplace. Katz will talk about the connection between "Violence and Silence" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Western Michigan University's 2452 Knauss Hall.


"Students looking to appeal the University of Michigan's findings in sexual assault cases would be able to make their case to an outside, independent arbitrator under a proposed policy revision the university unveiled Thursday." (Detroit Free Press)

"Nearly one in four female undergraduate students say they have had nonconsensual sexual contact since arriving on campus, according to a new national survey. The survey, conducted by the the Association of American Universities, shows 23.1% of female undergraduates report being the victim of nonconsenual sexual contact." (Detroit Free Press)

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

If some Democrats in Lansing get their way, all high school sex education classes would teach that “yes means yes” when it comes to sex. 

"Michigan State University violated federal law in the handling of sexual assaults on its campus, a federal oversight agency has found. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) said the university did not act promptly to handle two reports of sexual assault. They also found the university did not have proper procedures and policies in place to handle sexual assault/" (Detroit Free Press)