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.
Suspects arrested and charged
Two Tacoma residents have been charged with crimes related to the car prowls and thefts in the Yakima parking lot at Pacific Lutheran University last month. Continue reading
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
While the government shutdown feels far away for many Pacific Lutheran students, others are experiencing its direct effects. One demographic particularly affected is PLU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, whose annual training exercise Lute Forge was cancelled last weekend. Continue reading
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.
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