On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. The day had come for the Jewish people to be liberated from the anti-Semitism rampant in the Jewish Diaspora which existed for more than two millennia.
Responding to calls from students and faculty to have the school divest from companies that profit from fossil fuels, Chancellor Mark Wrighton of Washington University said, “our position has long been that our investment policy will not be…used to support political, social or other agendas.”
I am writing to you today not as a member of Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education (LIVE), nor as a facilitator for the Date, but as a student who has been consistently disappointed with Washington University’s response to sexual assault accusations
With barely a week of classes left of the semester and the arrival of warm weather (finally), it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the excitement of finishing classes and leaving campus for the summer. While the thought of breaking out of the routine of the semester sounds refreshing, it’s also a big source of stress for those of us who haven’t lined up plans for the summer yet.
Today is the Title Mine rally. If you’re on the Facebook event page, you probably know that the event will take place in the Edison Courtyard outside of the Danforth University Center from 4-4:30 p.m.
Today’s newspaper includes an op-ed piece entitled “Consider this a warning,” written by an anonymous Washington University student.
Sure, op-eds published in Student Life last spring revealed massive flaws in the school’s Title IX procedure—and the announcement of three federal Title IX investigations into the school over the summer added insult to injury—but the University was working on it. Things were supposed to be getting fixed.
By now, most of us has seen or heard about the anonymous op-ed, “Not a threat” published in Student Life April 16. It is unfortunate that this is not the first time in the last 365 days that a member of our community has decided to publicize their traumatic experience because of the failure of numerous offices at Washington University.
Sexual assault is a hard topic: It is ugly, it is scary but avoiding talking about will not and has not made it go away.
The op-ed “Not a threat” came out in Student Life on April 16, and the story found inside has shaken this campus. It told the narrative of a neglectful University, a jaw-clenching survivor’s story and a narrative of a repeat perpetrator being seemingly protected by a university system that does. not. work.