Sexual Assault, a Study in Consequences

Sexual Assault, a Study in Consequences

The recent allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, dubbed by our president merely a plot to “destroy and delay” his confirmation hearing, is the most recent in an increasingly disappointing cascade of accusations being disregarded as water under the bridge. The #MeToo movement has been successful...

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Silence Speaks Volumes: Corruption Within the Vanderbilt EAD

Silence Speaks Volumes: Corruption Within the Vanderbilt EAD

This is the third installment of VPR’s investigation into how Vanderbilt’s handles power-based and intimate partner violence (See A Student’s Account for Part One. See An Overview of Vanderbilt’s Resource for Part Two). In this segment, VPR contributor Sydney Silberman assesses students’ negative experiences with EAD investigators – specifically regarding insensitivity and...

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‘The Invisible War’ and Kori Cioca: The parallels between rape culture on college campus and the military

‘The Invisible War’ and Kori Cioca: The parallels between rape culture on college campus and the military

CONTENT WARNING: Some brutal details regarding sexual assault are written about in this article. I’m left emotionally drained and powerfully moved after attending the Vanderbilt University Project Safe Center’s hosting of Kori Cioca, a stoic former military servicewoman who was sexually assaulted while serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. Her...

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Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 2 – An Overview of Vanderbilt’s Resource

Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 2 – An Overview of Vanderbilt’s Resource

This is the second part of VPR’s investigation of Vanderbilt’s handling of sexual assault (for Part One, click here). In this segment, VPR contributors assess how Vanderbilt’s network of sexual assault resources serves students in different ways. Naveen Krishnan, Lindsay Grizzard, and Ben Lackner contributed to this article.  When the average adult thinks of...

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Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 1 – A Student’s Account

Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 1 – A Student’s Account

This is the first part of VPR’s investigation into Vanderbilt’s handling of sexual assault policy. A VPR contributor sat down with a Vanderbilt student, who wishes to remain anonymous to maintain privacy, to discuss his experience with sexual assault.    Q: “What was your experience with sexual assault?” A: “It’s been nearly nine months...

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