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Topic: Sexual assault

After a grand jury decided not to press charges against Doe’s alleged assaulters, Doe filed lawsuits in federal and Superior courts against the University and two deans.

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R.I. Supreme Court rules in favor of Brown in sexual assault lawsuit

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Supreme Court of Rhode Island affirmed the dismissal of Title IX lawsuit Jane Doe v. Brown in an opinion filed June 28, ending an eight-year investigatory and legal process.

As part of End Sexual Violence At Brown's Week of Protest, over 200 students gathered on the Quiet Green and marched to President Christina Paxson's home in demand of administrative action and to raise awareness.

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Hundreds of students protest administrative response to sexual violence

April 8, 2021 0 comments

“CPax will hear us, DPhi will fear us” and “end sexual violence” rang out from behind masks reading “End Sexual Violence” in pink lettering.

Sexual assault activism is cyclical, Lily Shield ’09 said. “Every couple of years, it resurfaces.”

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‘It happens in the places where we live and sleep’: students’ fight for sexual assault resources on campus

April 6, 2021 0 comments

“I said no.”  “Break the silence.” “You don’t know this, but it happened here at Brown.” These phrases, and more, were written on t-shirts that members of the student-run Sexual Assault Task Force hung between trees on the Main Green on a cool October day in 2007. 

Title IX Office launches new Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy

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Title IX Office launches new Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy

March 21, 2021 2 comments

The University’s Title IX and Gender Equity Office announced a new Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy in a March 2 Today@Brown letter from Title IX Coordinator Rene Davis. 

The creation of the Rape List in the 1990s led to a major reckoning on campus in the conversation around sexual violence.

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‘If we don’t start taking care of each other, no one will’: how women started a movement that redefined how Brown handles sexual assault

March 18, 2021 1 comment

In October 1990, a list of names appeared on the bathroom walls of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. With growing concerns about the University’s inaction on sexual assault, women took matters into their own hands. 

The Bruno Brief: The students protesting Brown’s handling of sexual assault

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The Bruno Brief: The students protesting Brown’s handling of sexual assault

February 17, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we take a look at recent student activism against the University’s handling of sexual misconduct on campus, in light of a protest taking place last week as part of the University Survivors Movement. We talk to senior staff writer Karlos Bautista ’23.5, […]

Survey finds widespread sexual violence on campus

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Survey finds widespread sexual violence on campus

October 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct found that 24.5 percent of undergraduate women reported experiencing non-consensual sexual contact since arriving at Brown, according to survey results released Tuesday.

Title IX Program Officer Rene Davis spoke about proposed changes to the Department of Education’s sexual assault guidelines in a joint meeting hosted by the Title IX Office, UCS and the Brown chapter of NARAL.

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Title IX office talks impact of proposed federal guidelines

December 7, 2018 3 comments

Title IX Program Officer Rene Davis gave a presentation to students on what the changes could mean for how the University investigates instances of sexual misconduct under Title IX.

Uber driver charged with sexual assault of student

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Uber driver charged with sexual assault of student

October 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Carlos Carrillo, a 29-year-old former Uber driver, was charged with the second-degree sexual assault of Vanessa Garcia ’20.5 hours after reportedly assaulting her during an Uber ride near campus Aug. 2.

Along with 32 other institutions, the University will conduct the AAU Campus Climate Survey and compare results to data collected on campus in 2015. Survey results showed that 25 percent of undergraduate women reported having experienced sexual assault since enrolling at Brown.

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U. to take part in sexual assault survey

October 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The University announced today that it will participate in the Association of American Universities sexual assault and misconduct survey in the spring of 2019 with 32 other institutions.