Editorial: Our Turn shows students’ dissatisfaction with SVP

While Carleton’s sexual violence policy may have been passed by the Board of Governors (BoG) in December 2016, the controversy and debate it has created have far from subsided. Our Turn Carleton, a student-led taskforce seeking to implement programs to address sexual violence at Carleton, has worked to develop what they see as a more suitable solution by creating their own sexual violence prevention and support programs. While former Carleton president Roseann Runte said the sexual violence policy passed by the BoG “received strong student support,” Our Turn Carleton organizer Caitlin Salvino said her group continues to speak out against the policy because its creation and implementation “was primarily led by members of the university administration.” The fact that students […]

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Approval of sexual violence policy spurs reaction

Students have reacted strongly to Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy (SVP), which was approved by the Board of Governors (BoG) on Dec. 1. Michael Bueckert, a graduate student representative on the BoG who voted against the policy, said it did not have student support. “I was very disappointed that the Board was not interested in listening to stakeholders and community groups who had been working on this issue and had expertise in this issue,” Bueckert said. “There are a number of ways in which these voices had been [unnecessarily] excluded from the meeting.” Carleton increased security outside Richcraft Hall, where the BoG meeting was held, due to a student-led protest outside the meeting. Samiha Rayeda, one of the protestors, said although […]

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