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Monday March 1st

Battle against sexual assault far from over


Almost every day there are reports in various media of sexual violence. This problem seems ever-present, and UNC is still struggling to address it.

The University should provide a program of awareness about sexual assault for all incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Consultation with and even direct help from the nonprofit Orange County Rape Crisis Center to establish such a program, in addition to providing a place on campus that is supportive, free of fear and intimidation and safe for students who are victims of sexual assault, would be important first steps.

The center has been in existence for 37 years and provides extensive educational and support services regarding sexual assault.

It is not necessary to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to figure out what the University should do to establish a model program of support and healing for victims of sexual assault when extraordinary resource help and expertise are available five minutes away.

Deborah Finn ’73

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