campus sexual assault

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Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Public universities might risk losing a portion of their state funding for failing to meet benchmarks to prevent campus sexual misconduct. It’s part of a budget proposal that’s begun working its way through the Legislature. 

WMUK

The Trump administration recently announced new guidance for how college campuses should handle sexual assault complaints. But Michigan universities won’t be changing their policies right away. 

Kalamazoo College

Assistant Kalamazoo College Registrar Jessica Sonnenberg-Ward says there are a lot of different data points on sexual assault and relationship violence on campus and all of them show that the numbers are too high.


Earlene McMichael, WMUK

Did you know Michigan has some of the toughest consent laws in the nation? Learn this and other facts about sexual assault when Sherry Brockway, director of training and community impact at the YWCA of Kalamazoo, is our guest today on WMUK's WestSouthwest public-affairs show. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (Press icon to hear the show. For a longer version of the interview, see the end of this post.)


Earlene McMichael, WMUK

How colleges handle their student sexual assault complaints have been under scrutiny nationally. What's Western Michigan University's procedure? Find out from Felicia Crawford, the university's Title IX director, today on WMUK's WestSouthwest public-affairs show. Changes were made last year at Western to the way sexual assault complaints are investigated when it updated its sexual misconduct policy. One big change is victims no longer have to face their alleged attackers at a hearing panel. Now they meet privately with a staff member. (Press icon below to hear the show. For the full interview, see the audio at the end of this post.)


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