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Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2016

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is violence. End rape now,” activists chanted as they walked up the stairs of Memorial, wearing black...

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

Helen Angell

May 1, 2014

In 2012, Whitman changed the process for addressing sexual misconduct in order to reflect the protections guaranteed under Title IX. To educate students about these changes and the way that Title IX is implemented at Whitman, the Associated Students of Whitman College held a Know Your IX panel last...

Mixed Reactions as Sexual Misconduct Report Goes Paperless

Sarah Cornett

October 23, 2013

Beginning this year, students reporting sexual misconduct will now use online reporting instead of a paper form, a change from the policy of previous years. The familiar pink paper forms from years past, found in residence hall bathrooms, offices and other campus buildings, were removed at the start...

New grievance policy provides students an outlet

Emily Lin-Jones

September 13, 2012

According to the Statement of Rights included in the Student Handbook, all students have "the right to redress grievances"––but it wasn't until this year that they were given an official means to do so. The college has published online this year an interim grievance policy, which gives students,...

Changes made to handling of sexual misconduct cases

Rachel Alexander

September 6, 2012

The Whitman administration made significant changes in its procedures for handling sexual assault over the summer, with an emphasis on improved communication with the Walla Walla YWCA and police department. These changes were made in response to student complaints about Whitman's handling of sexual assault...

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Rachel Alexander

March 1, 2012

The Whitman administration works to stop sexual assault on campus, but sometimes even the best preventative efforts fail. Students don't always respect each other's boundaries. While many victims choose not to report the crimes committed against them, a handful fill out a pink form and bring a case forward....

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