Project Unbreakable, a national campaign that seeks to give a voice back to victims of rape and sexual violence through photos, has spotlighted the students at the University of Connecticut who say university officials failed them after they reported their assaults.
It’s not just UConn. “After coming forward, I was blamed left and right. Why did I keep it to myself? Why didn’t I report it right away? Why was I drinking and underage? These were all the questions shot at me rapid fire from a panel of college officials,” a college student at a Fairfield […]
When it comes to sexual misconduct, are University of Connecticut athletes treated differently than other students? Is there a “locker-room mentality” that fosters or at least tolerates a “rape culture” on campus?
Two professors who were publicly critical of the University of Connecticut’s handling of threats against a female student earlier this year have left the university and a third says she is being driven out by her department. Heather M. Turcotte, a tenure-track professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, was one of three faculty members publicly critical of UConn President Susan Herbst for what they characterized as the administration’s poor response to threats of rape and violence made against a female student.
State lawmakers Wednesday heard hours of testimony from University of Connecticut officials and four of the seven students who are accusing the school of failing to adequately respond to reports of their sexual assault.
Storrs — About 6 feet wide, winding through the woods behind the University of Connecticut’s campus, the half-mile paved path starts at the back of a commuter parking lot and leads to off-campus apartments. Lined with trees and bushes with orange and red leaves this time of year, it’s an often-used shortcut between campus and student housing complexes.
If getting the 5 Ws – who, what, where, when and why – is one of the first rules of covering a news story, it’s followed immediately by the need for balance. If John Smith is angry at something George Jones said, the reporter knows to call Jones for his point of view.
Four students from the University of Connecticut today filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit in Hartford against the university for how it handled complaints of their rapes and sexual assaults both on campus and while one student studied abroad.
Storrs — Just seven students have made a formal complaint against how the University of Connecticut responds to reports of sexual violence, but the number of speakers with their own stories to tell Wednesday appeared to indicate the problem is more widespread.
Storrs — Insisting that the University of Connecticut is a safe place and that allegations of rape are taken seriously, university officials Wednesday were unable to say if any of the 55 sexual assault complaints made to the school’s police department in the past five years have led to anyone being criminally charged.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Republican legislative leaders Thursday in calling for hearings on allegations that the University of Connecticut has failed to pursue complaints of sexual assaults.
DCF Commissioner Joette Katz (left), Rep. Diana Urban , House chairwoman of the Children's Committee (Right) The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp reported Robert Miller to the Department of Children and Families in February, a day after learning that police were investigating sexual abuse allegations that led to Miller’s dismissal as a camp volunteer […]