White House takes action against sexual assault

Originally published in The Mooring Mast May 2, 2014

One White House Task Force is beginning to make a national impression on combatting sexual assault in the collegiate world. President Barack Obama established Protect Students from Sexual Assault in January to address the issue of such violence on campuses.

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Thief breaks into Yakima Lot

Six cars were broken into early Friday morning. Facilities Management provided students plastic bags to cover broken windows.

Six cars were broken into early Friday morning. Facilities Management provided students plastic bags to cover broken windows.

Originally published Sept. 27, 2013

Six vehicles in the Yakima parking lot were broken in to at approximately 4:45 a.m. this morning, Assistant Director of Campus Safety Ron Giddings said. The perpetrator smashed windows on five of the vehicles and forced a door open on the sixth. Continue reading

Lutes abroad: J-term a popular time to study away

J-term is just around the corner, and many Pacific Lutheran students will soon be sitting through four-hour classes, cheering on their friends through PLU Idol and catching up on their P.E. credits.

The tacks represent most of the destinations offered to Lutes through J-term study away programs. Photo illustration by Alison Haywood.

The tacks represent most of the destinations offered to Lutes through J-term study away programs. Photo illustration by Alison Haywood.

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Sexual assault: a comprehensive look

Originally published April 25, 2013 in The Mooring Mast

Sexual Assault: a comprehensive look

By Alison Haywood, News Editor

Despite Pacific Lutheran University’s numerous programs to prevent rape and sexual assault, these crimes still happen more than anyone would like to think. It is important to examine how effective these programs are in actually educating the campus community and preventing sexual violence in the first place, empowering and supporting survivors when it does happen and holding perpetrators adequately responsible when they are found guilty. Continue reading