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Imprints creates space for open discussion of survivor experiences
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Imprints creates space for open discussion of survivor experiences

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of sexual violence. The third annual Imprints Project drew students, staff and faculty members to the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on the afternoon of Monday, April 29. Imprints features a series of survivor-support projects completed throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project, led by the pilot student…

Dunn resigns, Tara Adams rejoins Mac as Interim Title IX Coordinator
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Dunn resigns, Tara Adams rejoins Mac as Interim Title IX Coordinator

In the Mac Daily on Thursday, April 25, President Brian Rosenberg announced the resignation of former Title IX Bias and Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn, effective Tuesday, April 30. Dunn’s exit comes at the close of a tense semester between survivors and the Office of Title IX, which culminated in MCSG President-elect Blair Cha delivering a…

Students report lack of support for survivors on campus
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Students report lack of support for survivors on campus

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of sexual violence, sexual harassment and vulgar language. Update 4/26: on the morning of 4/25, President Brian Rosenberg announced in the MacDaily that Title IX, Bias and Harassment coordinator Timothy Dunn had decided to resign from his post, effective 4/30. As of 4/26, Macalester administration had no further…

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MCSG: Dunn on student outreach, new Title IX position

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion led by Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn. “Now that we have got the work flow under control, now that I’m feeling comfortable in the culture here, I think the next step for me is I need to find a way to connect with the…

Time for cultural change: sexual violence prevention at Mac
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Time for cultural change: sexual violence prevention at Mac

During the 2016-2017 school-year, Macalester received 79 reports of sexual violence incidents, a significant increase from the 49 incidents reported in the previous year. In response, community members have made efforts to combat sexual violence on campus. The Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator (SVPPC) role, built into the Office of Title IX & Equity, is…

Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies
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Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies

The failure of multiple departments on campus to screen students for Title IX complaints prior to hiring them into leadership positions has left the college scrambling to draft a new comprehensive policy for vetting student employees and leaders. Currently, there exists no college-wide policy requiring student employees to be screened through the Title IX office,…

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Court orders deposition of Naca lawyer

A Macalester alumna representing former English professor Kristin Naca in her lawsuit against the college will be deposed. In an Oct. 25 decision, the United States District Court of Minnesota granted Macalester’s motion to compel the deposition of Hlee Vang ’02 – whose 2002 harassment claim against professor Terry Boychuk is central to the case….

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Former professor sues Mac alleging discrimination and wrongful termination

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, has sued Macalester College for “discriminatory and retaliatory termination.” According to her lawsuit filed on October 9, the College revoked her employment due to “her systemic Valley Fever, her sincere practice of the religion of Santería, sex, sexual orientation, and her Filipina and Puerto Rican ancestry…

New sexual violence prevention programs
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New sexual violence prevention programs

Karla Benson Rutten, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity, and Laura Linder-Scholer, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, both exhibit pride for their new positions. These positions were created to, “respond to increasing awareness and concern about the prevention and response to sexual violence and other civil rights on campuses.” Benson Rutten has the job of…

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