Sexual Assault

City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Transforming The Campus: Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention And Response Efforts At The U Of O

Recorded on:  Friday, December 12, 2014

Air Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

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Sexual Assault
8:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

UO Task Force Calls For Changes To Address Sexual Assault

UO students protest sexual assault outside Johnson Hall in May after three basketball players are accused of raping a female student.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon Task Force on Sexual Violence brought a list of recommendations to the University Senate Wednesday.
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke  with Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the U of O. She is a member of the task force.

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Crime & Law
12:06 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

UO President's Review Panel Hears Student Input On Sexual Misconduct

President's Review Panel listens to students' input.
Credit Amanda Butt

Tuesday night, the University of Oregon President's Review Panel met to hear students' perspectives and ideas of how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on campus.

More than three dozen students filled the Global Scholars Great Hall on campus to voice their thoughts at the second of two listening sessions Tuesday. Senior Chloe France:

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Addressing Sexual Assault - From Institutional Betrayal To Institutional Courage

Meeting Date: Friday. October 3rd, 2014

Air Date: Monday. October 6th, 2014

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Crime & Law
6:00 am
Sun October 5, 2014

Womenspace Brings Attention To Domestic Violence During October

Credit womenspace.org

During October many people may notice pink themes on clothing to raise awareness for breast cancer. For years, Eugene's Womenspace uses this month to focus on domestic violence awareness.

Domestic violence has been in the national spotlight recently in professional sports and college campuses. Womenspace Executive Director Peggy Whalen says it's great to see the issue being discussed openly, but many times the wrong question is being asked.

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Arts & Culture
4:35 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

UO Cancels Nude Model Figure Drawing Class Over Safety Concerns

A nude sketch drawn at the recently cancelled UO Figure Drawing session.
Credit Laura Wingerd

Since the early 1990's, the University of Oregon has sponsored a free figure drawing session, open to the public. The three-hour class, at Lawrence Hall, included nude models. Recently, participants were informed the college was cancelling the session.

After the U of O discontinued the Saturday Figure Drawing Group, there were campus protests and national headlines. Even Late Night talk show host Jimmy Fallon jumped in:

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University of Oregon
1:21 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

U of O Survey Looks At Climate Of Sexual Assault

Credit Jes Burns

One in ten female students at the University of Oregon has been raped. That's one of the findings of a survey of the sexual assault climate on campus.

The survey also found that 35 percent of female students at the U of O have had non-consensual sexual experiences. The survey was done by psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd with PhD students Carly Smith and Marina Rosenthal. Rosenthal says the numbers weren't surprising.

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Education
5:42 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

U of O Sexual Assault Panel Hears From Public

Panel members and audience listen to public comment at Ford Alumni Center on U of O campus.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

After three student athletes were suspended for sexual misconduct violations, the University of Oregon began taking steps to prevent sexual violence on campus. Today (Wednesday) the President’s Review Panel for Prevention and Response to Sexual Misconduct held a public input session.

Residence Hall advisor training, and a sex ed smart phone app and self defense. These are just some of the ideas people offered for preventing sexual assault on campus.

Before U of O Interim President Scott Coltrane welcomed comments from the audience, he made this point:

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Crime & Law
6:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Panel Requests Input

In June, the University of Oregon suspended three student athletes for violating sexual misconduct policies. Soon after, a panel of specialists convened to review those policies. Now, the panel is seeking input from the community.

If people have anything to say about sexual assault on the UO campus, this is their opportunity.

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Sexual Assault
12:09 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

UO Bans Basketball Players Accused of Sexual Assault

Credit Jes Burns

The University of Oregon has found three former basketball players responsible for sexual misconduct and banned them from campus for 4 to 10 years.

Attorney John Clune represents the young woman, a U of O student who accused Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin of sexually assaulting her repeatedly at parties following a basketball game in March.  Clune says his client is relieved to hear the players won't be coming back to the U of O while she's there.

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