Tag: sexual assault

Holshouser Hall rape charges dropped

| April 7, 2017 | 3 Comments
Holshouser Hall rape charges dropped

Rape charges against Joshua Arford, the UNC Charlotte student accused of sexually assaulting another student in February, were dropped Friday by the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, due to a lack of sufficient evidence. The victim, a 19-year-old female, accused 18-year-old Arford of raping her after leaving an an off-campus fraternity party with him. Witnesses confirmed that both […]

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Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

College rape cases are a widespread epidemic with UNC Charlotte ranking tenth in the nation for reported rape cases in 2014. In many situations however, rape victims do not report their attack and keep their suffering silent. Maura Carroll, the founder of Charlotte Breaking Out (CBO), began the club as an English project in which […]

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Campus remains uninformed after sexual assault, trespassing

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Campus remains uninformed after sexual assault, trespassing

Student residents remain largely uninformed after a sexual assault and unrelated string of trespassings this past week. UNC Charlotte campus police have not distributed e-mail alerts to students after a sexual assault took place in Holshouser Hall.  This follows a flurry of questions from students regarding a lack of e-mail notification after a notice was […]

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Op-Ed: Sexual Assault in America through the Lens of Donald Trump

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Sexual Assault in America through the Lens of Donald Trump

So Election Day is a week away and what has seemed like an eternity of painful presidential campaigning is slowly sputtering to a stop. For most of us, it’s almost time to take a huge sigh of relief (or a huge swing at the closest wall) when the election finally comes to a close, but for millions of Americans […]

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“Is he a keeper?”: Students pledge to respect women

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
“Is he a keeper?”: Students pledge to respect women

Stepping onto a college campus as a freshman, Tina Valentine was young and impressionable. Valentine quickly found herself in the party scene. When she began struggling financially, she became trapped in the sex industry, addicted to drugs and alcohol, with no one to talk to. “I didn’t understand my power as a women. I didn’t […]

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Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

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Title IX and Center for Wellness Promotion staff discuss sexual assault on campus

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Title IX and Center for Wellness Promotion staff discuss sexual assault on campus

The Annual Security Report recently released by the UNC Charlotte Police Department, showed 32 reported instances of rape and 7 reported instances of fondling on campus in 2014, a significant increase from the previous year’s combined total of 3 reported forcible sex offenses. According to Title IX Coordinator Dawn Floyd and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist […]

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UNC Charlotte to host Take Back the Night, honors and remembers victims of sexual assault, domestic violence

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte to host Take Back the Night, honors and remembers victims of sexual assault, domestic violence

This Wednesday April 15, at 5 p.m., UNC Charlotte’s Center for Wellness Promotion and the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education Committee will host the annual Take Back The Night event directed by Nicole Madonna-Rosario. The event is held to honor and remember those who have fallen victim to sexual assault and domestic violence with a […]

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OP-ED: Men will be boys

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Men will be boys

Why is it that men are so hesitant to speak out in support of feminism? That’s easy: they don’t know what it means. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality. If you agree with that, you’re a feminist. However, when many men hear the word “feminism,” […]

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OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

On her journey to becoming the Miss USA 2014 title holder, Nia Sanchez made a remark that outraged leftist feminists and ignited an already fiery debate that continues to divide students in universities across the country. When asked about how to approach the “horrific epidemic” of sexual assaults on college campuses that had been “swept […]

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Suspect identified in Pine Hall assault

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Suspect identified in Pine Hall assault

UNC Charlotte student living in Pine Hall was woken from her sleep around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31 when a male suspect allegedly entered her bedroom and sexual assaulted her. Campus police have identified a suspect and have a warrant for his arrest. The suspect is an individual residents of the room believe to know. […]

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