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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 Faculty Senate, a governmental body composed of faculty members from different departments, has updated the parental leave policy for Trinity academic faculty. The new policy went into effect this spring. According to Pamela Johnston, assistant vice president for Human Resources, the changes extend the amount of time given to faculty members. “The previous policy guaranteed eight weeks of paid leave but gave up to a semester depending on the circumstances,” Johnston said. “The new policy gives a...

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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...