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Pearce Hall’s sexual assault suspect arrested

Pearce Hall’s sexual assault suspect arrested

March 13, 2019

EWU campus police have made an arrest in connection to reports of a sexual assault which took place Saturday, March 2 in Pearce Hall. In an email sen...

Sexual assault reported on campus

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

January 24, 2018

Around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, police were called to Morrison Hall after a woman was found outside naked from the waist down. The female told police she believed that she was sexually assaulted but couldn’t remember. She was transferred to the hospital for a sexual assault kit, but police have not received the results. Previously EWU PD tweeted they were looking for a non-...

Wave of sexual assault allegations can lead to lasting change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

November 16, 2017

  America's sexual assault epidemic is here, and probably long, long overdue. We have seen it plastered over the news and on our social media feeds, allegation after allegation of some of the most well-known names in film, politics and even journalism. From actor Kevin Spacey, to United States Senate candidate Roy Moore, to NBC News contributor Mark Halperin, a w...

On-Campus Sexual Assaults Go Under Reported

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

April 27, 2017

Sexual assault occurs on many college campuses all over the country but very few sexual assaults go through the court system, Sgt. Lorriane Hill, EWU campus police officer, said. The definition of sexual assault, according to “Sexual Assault on the College Campus: The Role of Male Peer Support” by Martin D. Schwartz and Walter DeKeseredy, includes all forms of non...

EWU Brings Sexual Assault Safety Events to Campus

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EWU has scheduled events to help educate students about sexual assault and to inform students on the resources available to those who have been affected. Michelle Helmerick, student support and advocacy manager, said that part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is educating the students about who to talk to in case of an event, an...

Police Beat November 10th

Police Beat November 10th

November 10, 2016

Sexual Assault October 30 Over the Halloween weekend a female student reported she was sexually assaulted by male student. The male student was ...

Police Beat November 3rd

Police Beat November 3rd

November 3, 2016

Trespass October 26th Officers received multiple calls from students in the Theater Building reporting an unrecognized male showering in the bathrooms. Office...

Police Beat September 29th

By Kristi Luchetta, News Editor

October 9, 2016

Malicious Mischief September 18th A male student's back bicycle tire was damaged outside of Reese Court. Officers responded to the report a couple days following the crime but have currently not found the suspect. The suspect, if found, will be charged with a Malicious Mischief in the 3rd degree.   Alcohol September 20th Officers responded to a call from ...

Police Beat Issue 20 Volume 67

Police Beat Issue 20 Volume 67

March 13, 2016

March 1, 10:17 p.m. Marijuana CAs reported the smell of marijuana on the fourth floor of Pearce Hall. Officers responded and also smelled the odor. After...

Police Beat Issue 19 Volume 67

Police Beat Issue 19 Volume 67

March 6, 2016

February 22, 11:59 p.m. Harassment A male student reported being harassed for his sexual orientation by another male student to a professor. The professor...

Citizens move to recall Mayor Condon

Citizens move to recall Mayor Condon

January 9, 2016

"This is awfully convenient timing for the release of these documents." - Rich Eichstaedt | executive director of center for justice

SAFE may change university response to sexual assault

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

December 6, 2015

The Safe Campus Act of 2015 (SAFE) is a federal bill put forth to address sexual violence on college campuses and was introduced July 29, 2015 by representatives Matt Salmon of Arizona, Pete Sessions of Texas and Kay Granger of Texas. According to the bill, the purpose is “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to protect victims of sexual violence, to improve the adjudication...

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