higher education

"Nearly one in four female undergraduate students say they have had nonconsensual sexual contact since arriving on campus, according to a new national survey. The survey, conducted by the the Association of American Universities, shows 23.1% of female undergraduates report being the victim of nonconsenual sexual contact." (Detroit Free Press)

WMUK

The Center for Michigan found that people around the state want more career counseling and college advising. They also would like more ways for students to get hands on experience while still in school. 


"Michigan State University violated federal law in the handling of sexual assaults on its campus, a federal oversight agency has found. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) said the university did not act promptly to handle two reports of sexual assault. They also found the university did not have proper procedures and policies in place to handle sexual assault/" (Detroit Free Press)

State Offers Sexual Assault Prevention Grants

Aug 6, 2015
MPRN

The state is asking colleges and universities to submit proposals to help prevent campus sexual assaults. It will award $500,000 in grants to help fund programs that are approved.

First Lady Sue Snyder is leading the effort. She detailed the grant process during a press call on Wednesday.

“The grants will be rewarded to schools with innovative, different, and forward-thinking project proposals who also showcase the spirit of collaboration in their project proposals,” said Snyder.

"Hope College will be extending benefits to same-sex spouses of college employees as a result of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling." (Holland Sentinel)

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