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#MeToo: A 161% rise in sexual abuse reports in one month

She was 22 when the news director “dragged” her into the production studio. “I knew it wasn’t right,” said Faith Sidlow, broadcast journalism professor. “But I also had no idea that there was anyone I could talk to about it.” ...

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Panelists will discuss #MeToo campaign in first ethics lecture

The spring Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series will begin with a discussion on sexual harassment. “The Me Too Moment: Sexual Harassment & Professional Life” discussion will be held at the Alice Peters Auditorium in the University Business Center on ...

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Women’s March in Fresno, a call for inclusion and justice

The second annual Women’s March in northeast Fresno brought many walks of life together on Saturday for a nationwide demonstration supporting women’s rights. The event not only focused on issues affecting women but on social topics that have been debated ...

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Students can now do hands-on research at new forensics lab

Criminology students are getting hands-on experience with a new lab in their department. Fresno State students and faculty in the criminology department were used to consulting with professors at their offices or in general classrooms. But this semester, the new ...

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Stop gaslighting survivors and believe them

Ever since Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct accusations, alleged sexual abusers are being outed left and right. Little is being left behind in the wake of empowered survivors of sexual assault finally feeling able to admit the trespasses of their harassers. ...

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Betsy DeVos is changing how we handle sexual misconduct

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is challenging college students across the country to debate how the law and universities should handle allegations of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape. The Secretary’s call to action is the latest ...

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She said she was raped. A process nobody asks for followed

Editor’s Note: The following story consisted of two months of reporting by Collegian staff. Names of rape victims are typically not revealed in news stories. However, the subject of this story granted permission to the publication to name her. Our ...

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Take Back the Night: Sexual assault survivors gain courage

As the sun set over the Henry Madden Library Tuesday, male and female students huddled together, encircling the Free Speech Area. They were waiting for night to fall. Since the beginning of the semester, the Cross Cultural and Gender Center ...

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#MeToo: Hollywood controversy highlights sexual assault

Sexual assault and harassment did not start, and likely will not end, in Hollywood. After allegations of decades of sexual assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light by a New York Times article on Oct. 5, the hashtag ...

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Why does it take a hashtag to validate female assault?

Why do women have to turn their painful experiences into hashtags in order to make them more believable or valid? In the wake of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, women have been sharing their experiences with sexual ...

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Blue eAlarms given out at Fresno State in hopes to create a safer campus

In the name of safety, Fresno State recently unveiled a new Fresno Police Department satellite office near the campus and installed LED lights at Cedar and Shaw avenues. And now, there’s something more tangible for students to use as an ...

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Event shines light on sexual assault victim silence

Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko and guest speaker Tim Mousseau spoke to students about an experience most choose to keep a secret – sexual assault. The talk titled “Retaking Our Story: Re-Framing The Sexual Assault Conversation,” was an alternative ...

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‘Missoula’: A sexual assault story that ‘needs to be read’

In 400 pages, Jon Krakauer investigates the college town of Missoula, Montana and a series of campus rapes that took place between 2010 and 2012. He documents the experiences of five victims and the aftermath of their assaults. “Missoula: Rape ...

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Students learn about other’s struggles through ‘tours’ of oppression

If a friend asked you to put yourself in their shoes, would you? What would you learn? University Courtyard, the housing department at Fresno State, encouraged students and community members to take on such a task by participating in the ...

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Alleged serial groper pleads not guilty

DéAndre Jean-Pierre, a former TimeOut mascot for Fresno State and communication and theatre arts major, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Fresno Superior Court to five misdemeanor charges of sexual battery. Jean-Pierre, who is accused of sexually assaulting several women ...

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Sexual assault and her ‘fight back’

I knew “We Believe You” was a difficult book to get through since it’s dedicated to stories of sexual assault on college campuses far and wide.Though the content was heavy, I can say it is one of the most rewarding ...

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Serial groper suspected to be Fresno State student

Deandre Jean-Pierre was arrested Friday on charges of sexual battery on suspicion of being the serial groper attacking women near Fresno State. The 23-year-old senior communication and theatre arts major and a former Timeout mascot, was released from Fresno County ...

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Life after assault: ‘Tar Beach’ tells a victim’s story

 The Fresno State University Theatre had its opening night of the play “Tar Beach” on Oct. 28.  This play is a stark production that relies more on character development and its language than its dramatic visuals.     The play is directed ...

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