CARE Week 2017- A week to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence

Tuesday, March 28. Though matters of rape and sexual assault are issues that college students face throughout the year, the WC holds Concerned About Rape Education (CARE) Week during the spring semester of every year which focuses on raising awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence on and off campus.
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Father’s labor of love puts 5 kids through Boston College

It was past midnight, and all was quiet inside Robsham Theater, a sprawling performance space at Boston College.

Fred Vautour sponged down sinks, scrubbed toilets, and polished mirrors. Pushing a yellow cart loaded with a mop, broom, and cleaning supplies, he moved on to the hallway, where he swept up paper scraps and cleaned the large windows looking onto the campus. In the distance, the Gothic towers of Gasson Hall and Bapst Library faded into the dark sky. Read more about this story

White Like You: The Challenge of Getting White Students to Grapple With Racial Identity

When Frances E. Kendall talks to college leaders about race, she tends to hear a lot of facts and figures about minorities.
Three percent black. Five percent Asian. Three percent Latino. And maybe one or two Native Americans.
And then the numbers stop.
“No one says, ‘We have this many white students,’” says Ms. Kendall, a consultant who works with colleges on race issues.
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Educating Our Young Men About Rape

The current spotlight on campus sexual assault will no doubt raise awareness among college students of their legal rights and obligations. One hopes that it will also hold universities accountable for the social cultures they tolerate, if not create, on their own campuses. Read the complete article on Educating Our Young Men About Rape.

California Passes ‘Yes-Means-Yes’ Campus Sexual Assault Bill

(Reuters) – Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the “yes-means-yes” bill. It defines sexual consent between people as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity”. To read the complete article follow this link.