A new report concludes that “institutional racism and sexism are present, tolerated and left unaddressed at VMI. The racist and misogynistic acts and outcomes uncovered during this investigation are disturbing.”
The American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC) has created a campaign called Emergency Contraception for Every Campus—known as EC4EC—to mobilize and assist students to develop peer-to-peer EC distribution networks on college campuses and to advocate for EC vending machines.
The War on Women was in full force under the Trump administration. But despite a transition of administration, the War on Women is still seeping into federal, state and local legislation and attempting to reverse important progressive policies. While the battle may look different, we are staying vigilant in our goals to dismantle patriarchy at every turn. The fight is far from over. We are watching.
Due to the dual negative impact of regressive policies as well as COVID-19, the U.S. is currently on track to see the lowest enrollment of new international students since World War II, with much of this lost talent being diverted to the U.K., Canada and Australia.
Yet it is exactly times like these, with growing nationalism and xenophobia, that underscore why America needs to keep its minds and doors open, where American students also learn from their international classmates.
Every Voice Coalition, founded in December 2016, is a college student-run organization with goals to implement preventative and legislative measures to eliminate sexual violence on college campuses. In order to empower students to tackle policy-related issues, they stress that the legislation is student-written to center the needs of those most directly affected.
As many as 93 percent of students at public universities in Massachusetts are more than 30 minutes away from the closest abortion facility via public transportation. A new bill in Massachusetts tackles this barrier by ensuring access to abortion pills at public university health centers.
“Plan B” depicts the struggle of two students to find emergency contraception, an all-too-familiar story—but groups like Emergency Contraception 4 Every Campus are working to change that. EC4EC focuses on supporting college students and activists to increase the accessibility of EC on their campuses.
Earlier this month, the Department of Education began public hearings to determine improvements to Title IX enforcement. But less noticed are the actions the Biden administration is taking behind the scenes to strengthen Title IX protections for students experiencing sexual harassment and assault.
Earlier this month, I testified at the Department of Education’s hearings to re-examine Title IX. But as a thriving survivor of campus sexual assault and coercion, child sexual misconduct, and organizational trauma, I was jarred and disappointed by the process of testifying. As the administration works to overhaul Title IX, we want results that are trauma-informed—and the process to get there should be as well.
On Monday, the Department of Education began public hearings to determine improvements to Title IX enforcement.
“They say they fear a witch-hunt, yet have never been the witches; even as we step forward to accuse them, that burden still falls upon us. … It seems their cries were heard when the Trump administration revised Title IX last year.”