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Topic: Title IX

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.

News, University News

‘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. 

New online reporting form allows students to report sexual harassment anonymously

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New online reporting form allows students to report sexual harassment anonymously

March 17, 2021 5 comments

The Title IX Office introduced a new method of reporting incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence or gender-based discrimination on its website Dec. 10, 2020.

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

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, University News

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, […]

Out of the nearly 2,200 undergraduates surveyed, 24.5 percent of women and eight percent of men reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force or inability to consent since coming to Brown, as reported on the 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct.

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University Survivors Movement criticizes U. handling of sexual violence

February 8, 2021 0 comments

By the time most students were getting out of bed and wandering around campus Monday morning, posters criticizing the University administration’s approach to addressing sexual violence had been taped to the doors of University Hall, Sayles Hall and other prominent locations on campus. 

Reports of sexual misconduct on campus rose in 2019-2020 year

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Reports of sexual misconduct on campus rose in 2019-2020 year

January 19, 2021 0 comments

The Title IX and Gender Equity Office released its 2019-20 Annual Outcome Report Dec. 10, revealing a slight increase in the reported incidents of sexual misconduct at the University. 

Court approves settlement to reinstate women’s fencing, equestrian teams in Title IX suit against Brown

Sports

Court approves settlement to reinstate women’s fencing, equestrian teams in Title IX suit against Brown

December 16, 2020 1 comment

A federal judge approved a settlement between the University and a group of female student-athletes Tuesday to reinstate the women’s fencing and equestrian teams to varsity status following their demotion in May. 

Editorial: Voices Still Unheard

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Voices Still Unheard

November 2, 2020 0 comments

In late June, Voices of Brown launched among a wave of similar accounts sharing anonymous submissions from sexual assault survivors. The purpose of the account is to serve as “a safe and dependable space for survivors within the Brown community to be heard and validated.”

Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

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Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

November 2, 2020 1 comment

In the fall of 1990, the names of alleged rapists began to appear in marker pen on the walls of female bathroom cubicles in the Rockefeller Library. The so-called “rape list” made national headlines. Janitorial staff scrubbed only for the names to reappear.