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Goetz: Accuser’s texts contradict her testimony

By Delaney Brown A former Student Government leader contends that the text messages and statements of a female student who accused him of sexual assault are contradictory and cast doubt on her credibility. In arguments filed Sept. 28 in Pinellas County Circuit Court, the former leader’s attorneys say those contradictions support his contention that he should […]

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What we can learn from Hollywood and Harvey Weinstein

By Sara M. McDonald Manipulation. That is a word commonly used by the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct to describe their horrific experiences with the American film producer. At least 28 actresses, models, journalists and former employees of Weinstein have come forward with allegations against him, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, […]

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Campus rape policies get hard look by DeVos, says improvements needed

By Timothy Fanning Last month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled that she would reconsider the Obama-era guidelines that increased protections for victims of sexual violence on college campuses. Critics of the guidelines say they go too far, creating a bias against students accused of assault. Under fire is the Obama administration standard of evidence, where […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Campus rape policies should move forward, not backward

By Sara McDonald After a hard road of fighting to be heard, women everywhere rejoiced when the former vice president rallied college students to stop the culture that excuses derogative “locker room talk” and sexual assault. It was a moment that signified every Slut Walk, Rainn counseling session and One Act workshop was not in […]

How Student Government plans to address our campus’ poor recycling report

App provides students with resources for sexual assault

Dealing with sexual assault alone is terrifying. But you don’t have to. There are numerous resources for survivors of sexual assault. Reach Out Editions is an app developed by Capptivation that aggregates them all. It is available for free on Android and iOS devices. Reach Out Editions began when four recent college graduates sat together […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Sexual harassment policy established over break

In Dec. 2011, USF established a Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment (including Battery) policy. The goal of the policy, according to general counsel documents found online, is to “provide a work and study environment for faculty, staff and students that is free of discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment.” The newest addition to the policy includes […]