Last week the Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses in the ranks. Another bill dealing with some of the same issues is slated to come up for a vote Monday and Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey says he’ll support it.
A leading sexual assault prevention organization honored the co-director of UMass Amherst’s Center for Women and Community Tuesday.
Sexual assault on college campuses is the focus of a conference the Massachusetts Northwestern District Attorney’s office plans to hold tomorrow (Friday) at Hampshire College.
Amherst College will hold a meeting for students, faculty and staff today to discuss a report released last week reviewing the school’s policies for responding to sexual assault.
A report released Wednesday by a committee at Amherst College gives recommendations for administrative and cultural changes to better respond to sexual assault.
After multiple alleged sexual assaults on campus came to light recently, the administration at Amherst College was criticized for how it handled these cases.
Amherst College canceled classes and closed all offices Friday for a campus-wide “day of dialogue” to address issues of sexual violence and misconduct.
Four Pittsfield, Massachusetts teenagers were arraigned Monday on rape charges in the alleged sexual assault of an eighteen year old female UMass Amherst student.
UMass Amherst police are investigating an alleged rape of an 18-year-old student by four residents of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.