sexual assault

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) A former USA Gymnastics doctor and Michigan State University professor has been charged with criminal sexual assault. Dr. Larry Nassar was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree for allegedly abusing a girl under 13-years-old. 

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.)


WMUK

Western Michigan University students this week started logging online to take a survey about their perceptions of sexual violence on campus. WMU is one of 50 participating universities nationwide. The survey began Monday and ends April 8. It comes a year after Western implemented a new sexual misconduct policy, which included major changes in how sexual assault complaints are investigated. Felicia Crawford, WMU's director of Title IX compliance, says the survey will allow officials to assess awareness about the new policy and its impact.


Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative is putting on a brand new play by WMU masters student Cara Beth Heath, Saturday at 8 p.m. It’s called The Breaking. It’s an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus that takes place at a Coast Guard station in Alaska. 


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