Tag: Title IX

Who Are Mason for Survivors?

A conversation with Mason’s newest student-activist organization BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR A group of Mason students congregated in front of the Mason statue Thursday, April 4. Journalists and camerapeople surrounded them, reporting on the the scene. Teal tape covered…

Mason’s Student Senate Signs New Resolution

Resolution passed in effort to support sexual assault survivors at Mason BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR On Thursday, March 28, Mason’s Student Government passed the Resolution to Support a Better, Safer Mason (Res. 49). Res. 49, introduced by Elijah Nichols,…

Mason Searching for New Title Ix Coordinator

Jennifer Hammat to leave Mason BY LAUREN SULLIVAN, INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR Jennifer Hammat, Mason’s current Title IX coordinator, was recently announced as the new dean of students at the University of Southern Indiana (USI). Her resignation comes in the wake of…

New Title IX Rule Emphasizes Importance of Due Process

DeVos proposes rule allowing cross-examination of students involved in Title IX investigations BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR Since September 2017, the U.S. Department of Education has made some significant changes in Title IX policies at schools. Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of…

The Next Chapter In Ending Sexual Violence At Mason

A call to action encouraging discussion, training and education BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER The pledge initiative to end sexual violence at Mason began four years ago. This call to action continues today through events like Chapter Next: Ending Sexual Violence….

A One-On-One With President Cabrera

President Cabrera discusses the future of Mason, funding, Transparent GMU and Title IX BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Fourth Estate sat down for a telephone conversation with Mason’s President Ángel Cabrera on Oct. 10. The interview touched on accommodating non-traditional students…

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Addressing Sexual Misconduct At Mason

Sexual harassment regulations debate continues BY Marnia Toney, Staff Writer In 2017, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded the Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” letter regarding sexual violence on college campuses and put forth a new set of guidelines drawing from…

Title IX Policy at Mason

The statistics for sexual and gender-based harassment By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer  Since the beginning of April there have been two reports of sexual assault and four reports of stalking according to the Daily Crime and Fire Log published by…