The Daily Eastern News

Annual walk raises awareness for survivors of sexual assault

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 28, 2019

The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service hosted “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” to support survivors of sexual assault. Erin Walters, SACIS’s executive director, said the turnout was smaller than it has been in past years but the amount of support for the event was as big as it is e...

SACIS promotes sexual assault awareness

Inanna Weller, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2019

The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service stood strong Friday morning against 25 mph winds, educating people passing by the Doudna Steps about sexual assault awareness during Take Back the Day and SACIS on the Steps. Take Back the Day included fun activities for students to participate in,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Support, recognize all victims of sexual assault

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2019

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we at The Daily Eastern News would like to emphasize the importance of supporting sexual assault victims who are not typically represented. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, a traditional college student falls into the most likely to ...

#MeToo: My story of sexual assault

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 22, 2017

The amount of women I have seen recently posting on Facebook saying #MeToo confirming they have been victims of sexual assault, harassment or other acts is substantial. I too posted #MeToo, but was almost uncomfortable because I still feel slightly ashamed to be one of the statistics. I did not...

Shannon McNamara 5K raises awareness of sexual assault

Bailey Flesner, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2017

The Shannon McNamara 5k run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 as a way to honor the memory of an Eastern student who was sexually assaulted and murdered at her off-campus apartment in Charleston 17 years ago. The event will be at the Rolling Meadows High School in her hometown of Rolling Meadows,...

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

Students and community members chant, “claim our bodies, claim our right, take a stand, take back the night,” during the S.L.U.T Walk Tuesday in front of Old Main.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 4, 2016

Mattoon resident Sue Dhermy was among the first participants to show up with a megaphone and SACIS shirt in hand to participate in EIU FEM’s fourth annual S.L.U.T. Walk Tuesday night. Dhermy was there to support sexual assault survivors and SACIS. “There should be zero tolerance of sexual assault on col...

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