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This year, Trinity reaches its sesquicentennial. And we’ve come a long way. As university historian Douglas Brackenridge mentioned in his column last week, only 502 students graduated from Trinity in its first 50 years. Since 2005, Trinity has graduated an average of more than 600 students per year. Trinity enrolls roughly four times as many students now than it did when the university celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1919. In the early 1970s, discussion of...

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It was just addressed at New Student Orientation. It’s covered in training Resident Assistant training. Throughout our time at Trinity, we hear about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. We are taught the rules of consent, that “yes” means yes and “no” means no. We are shown videos on how to recognize dangerous situations and not to remain bystanders. Trinity administration tells us that anyone can speak up. But despite all this, the...

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The Coalition for Respect is circulating its annual survey on sexual assault, which administrators hope will help improve the campus climate surrounding sexual assault. Last year’s report indicates that alcohol and drugs play a larger role in sexual assault involving Trinity students compared to those at peer institutions, though students at Trinity are also more likely to have talked to someone about the event. The Coalition for Respect is a partnership between students, faculty and staff...