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Is there more? Thoughts on the Freeh Report…

July 23rd, 2012

Today we all read that Penn State will be fined $60-million (among other penalties) for their role in Sandusky’s crime spree. As I finished reading the Freeh Report last week – I was left wanting… the crimes Sandusky committed were not properly reported.  This is a crime.  And this violates the Clery Act. But what about [...]


A re-post from…

July 19th, 2012

This will be a short entry today… I thought it would be more helpful to simply direct you to an article from – found here. As always, if you need to talk about anything in this report, if you have questions about these issues, if you or a friend could use a little support [...]


Your silence is screaming – a blog post from NSVRC

July 13th, 2012

While the internet is currently full of posts and opinions about the Freeh Report, Penn State, and Sandusky himself – some blogs, articles and op-eds have stood out to me more than others. The following is a snippet from a blog on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (you can find the full post here): [...]


The Freeh Report is available…

July 12th, 2012

The Freeh Report on the Penn State investigation (re: the Sandusky case) is now available – You can read what the New York Times has to say about the report here. Or the full report here. Certainly for some reading these articles and reports will be challenging, for others angering – for all of us [...]


MVP – are you in?

July 10th, 2012

In late May/early June 2012, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) held a bystander intervention conference. Research tells us when bystanders choose to get involved – not just in the moment of an assault – but more generally in their day-to-day actions with their community (click here for more on the ‘levels’ of prevention and intervention) [...]


A need for openness and disclosure…

July 9th, 2012

While the investigation at Penn State around Sandusky (his criminal behavior and the colleges response to the reported behaviors) is active – and conclusions should not be made prematurely – a report at CNN reads: “Joe Paterno’s apparent preference for handling scandalous issues internally, and what role that may have played in a potential cover-up [...]


Julia Bluhm, 14 yrs old, makes change happen!

July 6th, 2012

Read about Julia Bluhm and the online petition she launched at asking Seventeen to include one unaltered, Photoshop-free spread every issue. You can find the story: here. Have an idea for change?  Pissed about something and need to talk? RISE is here for you!


Partners in Social Change – Campus Prevention

July 3rd, 2012

The folks at Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs publish some great resources – the link below will connect you to a pdf, Partners in Social Change, focusing on Campus Prevention. This issue examines some of the programs, approaches, and resources that exist for sexual violence prevention on campuses. Partners in Social Change – Campus [...]


Title IX 40th Anniversary

July 1st, 2012

For those that missed it – Title IX turned 40!  At Warren Wilson College we’re working to keep up with the opportunities Title IX affords us – and we’re working to go beyond Title IX to provide a safe campus for everyone no matter their sex, gender or identity – we have much work to [...]


A re-post from…

June 26th, 2012

RAINN’s president and founder, Scott Berkowitz, discusses the Sandusky verdict “Today is a landmark day for survivors of sexual violence across the nation. This verdict shows the country that when allegations of such abuse are brought to light, they will be taken seriously and that a just outcome is possible.” To read the rest of [...]