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Sexual Assault


Middle Tennessee State University released a statement late Tuesday afternooon, alerting students of a reported sexual assault that occured early Monday morning near the Rutherford Boulevard parking lot. The incident was reported at 6 p.m. Monday, according the preliminary police entry. The alleged victim stated that she had been assaulted on the sidewalk near the …

Photo and story by Reana Gibson / Contributing Writer MTSU hosted the Power of One Yard games at the Student Union Commons on Tuesday afternoon to promote awareness of bystander intervention on campus. The Power of One is a program at MTSU that teaches students awareness of when violence is occurring on campus and how …

Photos and story by Bailey Wilson / Contributing Writer The MTSU Health Education Research Program and other sponsors are hosting “What Were You Wearing?” exhibits in four locations on campus to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The exhibits opened on Monday, April 2 and will stay open until Friday, April 6. The Business and …

Photo and story by Bailey Wilson / Contributing Writer MTSU will display a “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit April 2-6 in multiple locations across campus to bring awareness to sexual violence and an end to victim blaming. An interest meeting regarding the project was held Tuesday by MTSU Director of Health Promotion Lisa Schrader and …

In the past 10 days, there have been two rapes reported to MTSU Police, both of which allegedly took place at Womack Lane Apartments. On Oct. 1 at approximately 1:03 a.m., an MTSU Police officer made contact with the victim, who is an MTSU student, at the MTSU Police Department. The victim advised the officer …

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr On Sept. 22, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. Education Department was rescinding guidance regarding how universities should deal with sexual assaults under Title IX federal law, which was put into place during the Obama administration. The announcement and subsequent rescission has been met with mixed …