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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 …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor  The June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students recently won a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation to help create new programming at MTSU for bystander intervention training. June Anderson Center Director Barbara Scales said that hundreds of universities across the country applied for the grant. The …

Photo and Story by Connor Burnard / Contributing Writer On Thursday night, MTSU Student Programming and Raider Entertainment (SPARE) hosted a Take Back the Night event in the Student Union Commons to conclude April, which is sexual assault awareness month. Take Back the night is a global nonprofit focused on eliminating sexual, relationship and domestic …

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Photo by Chris Curtis / Sidelines Archive  Connor Ulrey / Sports Editor contributed to this story  MTSU released a report Monday, following a Title IX investigation of the athletics department, finding the university responsible for three equity and compliance violations. The university is required by Title IX to launch an investigation when equity complaints are …

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Photo by Chris Curtis The MTSU Athletics Department is under federal investigation after a complaint was filed with the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on November 19, 2015, alleging “discrimination on the basis of sex.” On March 8, president Sidney McPhee received an email from Brian Gnandt, the acting compliance team leader for the …

Taylor Ward // Staff Writer “Finally, we’re saying ‘rape’ out loud.” Stars of the sexual assault documentary, The Hunting Ground, attended the on-campus screening of the film at Tucker Theatre on Tuesday evening. Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, two of the main subjects of the movie, were joined by the film’s executive producer, Ruth Ann Harnisch, in …