Rape

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

10/04/2018 By Kailey Love | Managing Editor On Sept. 27, millions of people across the world were glued to phone screens and television sets, watching history unfold as a woman told her story about a boy who sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old. In the era of #MeToo, these narratives are not […]

BREAKING: Police investigate sexual assault on Duquesne’s campus

BREAKING: Police investigate sexual assault on Duquesne’s campus

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/29/2018 On Sept. 29, a Duquesne University crime alert email informed students of a reported sexual assault that occurred on campus over the night of Sept. 28. A female Duquesne student walked into the Duquesne University police station on Sept. 29 at 4:26 p.m. to report the alleged assault, according to the […]

Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem on college campuses

Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem on college campuses

09/20/2018 By Duke Staff In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the reckoning of long neglected sexual assault accusations at all societal levels continues to grab the headlines and hold offenders accountable. However, nearly a year after the birth of #MeToo, complacency is a threat to its momentum. With recent developments, it’s important to remember […]

Sexual assault petition gains traction on campus

Sexual assault petition gains traction on campus

Josiah Martin | Asst. A&E Editor 04/05/18 The campus organization Students Against Sexual Violence (SASV) has composed a petition to change Duquesne’s policy regarding sexual assault, making it an expellable offense. Duquesne does not hold an official stance on the matter. SASV wants the university’s position clarified. “The goal is to change the policy that […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

Raymond Arke | News Editor 09/28/17 On the morning of Sept. 27, a female Duquesne University student reported a sexual assault to Duquesne Police. The assault was alleged to have occurred in male student’s Living Learning Center room after midnight on the 27, according to the crime alert email. Police reported that the victim had […]

Sexual assault larger than illegal immigrants

Sexual assault larger than illegal immigrants

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  It is 2017, and rape is still not being taken seriously, even by people in the highest positions of power within the United States. On March 21, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used a rape case at a Maryland high school to show why undocumented illegal immigrants are […]

Duquesne wields thorough sexual assault program

Duquesne wields thorough sexual assault program

By: Duke Staff  In a time when newspapers are full of stories about universities mishandling sexual assault and rape cases, Duquesne University stands out as a school that is prepared to respond quickly, protect victims and see that justice is done. By reporting your experience or the experience of a friend, you can inspire other […]

Evidence clears DU student of assault

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office has dropped all charges against a Duquesne graduate student arrested in September for sexual assault after video surfaced that showed the student was somewhere else at the time of the attack, according to the office’s spokesman. Police arrested Rex Coughenour, 61, on Sept. […]

Sexual assault still major problem at universities

Sexual assault still major problem at universities

By Bridget Seelinger | Student Columnist “We don’t have a problem with sexual assault here.” I can’t count the number of times that I have heard this said. Regardless of what country you are in or where you go to school, sexual assault is a problem and we need to start talking about it. It […]