The Daily Eastern News

Students are encouraged to Strike Out Against Sexual Assault Wednesday

Chrissy Miller, Administration Writer

April 10, 2017

  The student government aims to spread awareness about sexual assault through an “It’s On Us” activity where students can bowl, eat pizza and take a pledge to help keep women and men safe. “Strike Out Against Sexual Assault” is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the bowling alley...

HERC compares sex to ordering pizza

Missy Stone, junior public relations major and Sam Gilbert, sophomore political science major partner up to create a fabric pizza with toppings both agree on. The activity was part of the Heatlh Education Resource Center’s lecture, “Sex is Like Pizza.” “It’s going splendedly,” Gilbert said. “We spoke about everything… did a little experimentation. Our pizza is the best — its colorful and beautiful.” The HERC leture took place Tuesday in the Casey Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

January 25, 2017

Students gathered Tuesday to practice sexual consent by building fake pizzas together in an event called “Sex is Like Pizza.” Courtney Carver, the mental health promotion coordinator for the Health Education Resource Center, used pieces of felt representing pizza toppings to compare the activity...

Sexual assault reported Monday

Staff Report

November 1, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department responded to a sexual assault report 10:15 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Seventh Street. According to an Alert EIU email, the suspect was described as a 6-foot tall male, with an athletic build, blue eyes, shaggy blond hair and a tattoo on his back. Any...

Column: Understand bystander intervention

Sierra Falk, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

Sexual assault is a topic that sweeps our nation’s news reports and makes its way on our social media feeds. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s national website, every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. With sexual assault happening so often in this country,...

State bill proposes sexual assault policies for universities

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2015

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would require universities to deal with sexual assault cases by adopting a “comprehensive policy” consistent with existing state and federal law. House Bill 821, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman, passed the House 113 – 2 in late April, passed the Senate unanimously...

Police arrest 3 in home invasion, sexual assault case

(Left to right) Deshawn Duncan, Gabriel Teat, and Jehari Butler.

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

October 5, 2014

Three men were arrested on various charges in connection with a home invasion and sexual assault reported on Sept. 30, according to a Charleston Police Department press release. Jehari Butler, 18, of Richton Park, Ill., was charged with possession of stolen property. Gabriel Teat, 18, of Chicago,...

Take Back the Day brings awareness to sexual assault

Take Back the Day brings awareness to sexual assault

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2014

Roughly 80 people went out Saturday to run a 5k in support of the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service as well as ending sexual assault and violence in Sister City Park for the first Take Back the Day 5k. Participants, including community members and Eastern students and faculty members,...

Column: Increasing sexual assault awareness isn’t enough

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

September 4, 2014

Nearly two years ago, when the apparent insensitivity of Eastern’s administrators to sexual assault reports incited outrage across campus, this touchy subject became the object of contention for the community. The Daily Eastern News reported back in January 2013 that Vice President for Student Affai...

Survivor shares sexual assault experience, education

Angela Rose, a victim of sexual assault, tells her story during an open forum on Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.  Rose was abducted from the Woodfield Shopping Mall and subsequently assaulted.  At first authorities did not believe her story but eventually the man who assaulted her, who had a long rap sheet, was caught.

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

September 3, 2014

When a 17-year-old Angela Rose realized someone was following her about 10 feet away, her face turned bright red. She figured he probably heard her singing aloud to herself, so she felt embarrassed. As it turned out, the man had been stalking Rose as she worked in a small boutique in the mall. She was o...

Speaker to educate students on sexual assault

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 2, 2014

President Bill Perry along with a division of Student Affairs are sponsoring Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom. Jacquelyn Hines, the associate director of sexual assault prevention, said sexual violence is an...

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