Tag: sexual assault

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Stopping sexual assault

Photos courtesy of Mimi Albano   Biden and 13 Reasons Why team visit Mason to speak on sexual assault awareness BY FAREEHA REHMAN & LOTTYE LOCKHART   Former Vice President Joe Biden came to Mason on the morning of April…

The red zone

Mason’s SSAC office looks to help affected students and prevent the spike of sexual assault BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER The red zone is the name researchers give to the first six weeks of a semester, when sexual assault incidents…

Mason Alumnus Stands Up to Sexual Assault

BY SYDNEY CANO, STAFF WRITER Approximately one in five women and one in 16 men are victims of sexual assault while in college. Out of those victims, less than 10 percent of them actually report their cases. Sexual assault has…

Students release sexual assault demands

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER During Patriots in Action Week, which ran from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, student government helped spread the word about the Women and Gender Studies department’s sexual assault prevention demands for the Mason administration. This…

Sexual assault investigation

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Students received an email Sept. 16 alerting the community to the launch of an investigation surrounding a sexual assault case filed by a female student on campus. The investigation, led by the U.S. Department of…

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On-campus assaults lead to “It’s on Us” reminder

(Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) After Interim Police Chief Thomas Longo sent out an email to the Mason Community Feb. 8 regarding two recent sexual assaults, Student Body President Khushboo Bhatia reminded the community of the It’s on Us campaign. It’s on…

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Event sparks continued conversation on assault at Mason

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor Sexual assault can happen anywhere and anytime, especially on a college campus. It is defined as any physical action or behavior that is not consented. Tuesday, Sept. 22, students and faculty at Mason came together in…

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Navigating Rape Culture at George Mason

This story was originally published in the April 13 issue of Fourth Estate. Angela Woolsey, staff writer A story in Rolling Stone embroiled the University of Virginia in a national controversy. Sexual assault allegations against students, including a star athlete,…

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Ex-student sues Mason for sexual assault expulsion

According to an Associated Press report, a George Mason University student who was suspended last September for violating the university’s sexual misconduct policy is now suing Mason in federal court under a pseudonym, claiming that the encounter with a girlfriend was…