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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

From 2020-2021, dating violence increased from one to 10 cases on campus.

Students feel WSU PD resources are not preventing increase in sexual assault

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter October 10, 2022

Trigger warning: This article contains details about sexual assault that may be triggering for some readers.  Editor’s note: Some sources in this article wished to be anonymous for the sake of privacy. Reports...

Pullman High School students walked out Sept. 23 in response to the schools handling of the sexual assault report.

Pullman High School faces aftermath of sexual assault report

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter October 5, 2022

Trigger warning: This article contains details about sexual assault that may be triggering for some readers. Following a report of sexual assault at Pullman High School, staff have attempted to provide...

Three college students reported Kenneth Downing 19 years ago.

Pullman serial rapist is sentenced to life in prison

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor August 21, 2022

Trigger warning: This article contains details about sexual assault that may be triggering for some readers. Nineteen years after three women reported to the Pullman Police Department that they were...

“Making sure we have proper training will actually increase the number of nurses in the hospital who will be able to perform these procedures,” Maycumber said.

WSU supports state bill to expand sexual assault nurse training

PUNEET BSANTI February 21, 2022

Editor’s note: This article contains material that may be triggering for some readers. In Washington state, there is only one hospital where victims of rape or sexual assault can go to be seen by...

A researcher says preventative methods of sexual assault are important, but ultimately, rape culture needs to be changed to lower the number of sexual assaults.

Researcher studies sex offenders’ mindsets

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

A WSU researcher has discovered contributing factors to rape culture and is advocating for programs to be implemented in middle schools.  The research focuses on the mindsets of sexual offenders and...

Last week, the Women*s Center hosted its primary event for SAAM called SLUT STRUT. It stands for Sexual Learning Ultimately Tailored for Students, Teachers, Residents, Uniting Today.

Women*s Center creates programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 14, 2021

One WSU Women*s Center employee said Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time for individuals to educate themselves about various issues pertaining to sexual assault and take action to help end sexual...

Rape jokes are popular on television and in movies, but these jokes can cause people to think rape is less serious because people are laughing at it, speaker says.

Sexual assault occurs more often because of rape culture, speaker says

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 21, 2020

The Coalition for Women Students hosted an event discussing taking action against pervasive sexual assault resulting from rape culture. There could be a decrease in rape culture if people assess their...

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of WSUs Compliance and Civil Rights, said Title IX and House Bill 2327 protect students.

University official trains staff, students on Title IX changes

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor August 31, 2020

WSU hosted live trainings for staff and students on updates made to Title IX guidance for WSU Compliance and Civil Rights — previously known as the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation...

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, said the new Title IX regulations decrease the number of complaints that are considered Title IX cases.

New regulations change scope of WSU’s Title IX jurisdiction

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 18, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education’s updated Title IX regulations to narrow Title IX cases and decrease cases that would require an institution’s response. Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office...

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