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#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will be speaking in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. on April 17, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Studies program speaker series. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be a 20-minute question a...

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Nicholas Smith, Student Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Sexual assault is not only a prevalent problem in the United States military, but it also is a plague across college campuses everywhere.  This year at The University of Akron, the ROTC program decided to step up its commitment to conquering this endless epidemic by attending two events hosted by the Univer...

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

By George Dunlap, Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) capped off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with its 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 29 at Lock 3. Since 2005, the Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis Centers have put on this event to raise funds and bring awareness to the topic of sexual assault. This...

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By George Dunlap, Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally, visited Akron to discuss her tragic experiences on April 5. Koestner’s discussion, titled Take Back the Night, was the second event in a series for the Sexual Assault Awareness Month of April. In 1991, Koestner appeared...

Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 6, 2016


Filed under Editorials

This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and in 2016, it is more visible than ever. Many groups -from student activists, dean of students, and Greek life to the White House administration – are taking action.   It is time for all of us to take a stand. Ac...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month clothing drive

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When their clothes are taken for evidence, sexual assault victims could use a new outfit. A clothing drive for victims of sexual assault, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Volunteer Week, collected donations from April 13 through April 17 at UA. Students and faculty could drop...