sexual assault

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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies. 


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Michigan lawmakers voted Thursday to threaten a 10 percent state funding cut for any university that fails to comply with proposed new requirements prompted by the Larry Nassar sexual assault case at Michigan State.

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Michigan State University says the woman accusing three former basketball players of a 2015 sexual assault was treated appropriately by the school's Counseling Center, and the school says it has found no evidence that she was discouraged from making a Title IX complaint or a complaint to police.

Current Sports | April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
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Take Back the Night is a national movement with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. WKAR’s Katie Cook went to the MSU Student Union to talk with organizers of this year’s Take Back the Night on campus.

 


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Karen Truszkowski is the attorney representing an alleged victim of rape by three unnamed Michigan State men's basketball players in 2015. The Michigan State University student is suing the school for how she says she was treated after informing the MSU Counseling Center. 


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A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against Michigan State University and three former men's basketball players by a female student who accuses the athletes of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment.

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A Michigan State University student is suing the school for how she says she was treated after she reported being raped by three MSU basketball players in 2015.


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Michigan State University says it will post 12 jobs to fill an office that will focus on sexual assault prevention and other services related to civil rights.

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A lawsuit says a boy was sexually assaulted in kindergarten by classmates in western Michigan who photographed the abuse using school-issued iPads.

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Bipartisan legislation in Michigan that would help victims of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse move forward with lawsuits was in limbo Wednesday amid pushback from universities, the Catholic Church and others.

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On this week's Current State: WKAR Connects, a series of stories looking at local organizations who offer support for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse; two MSU students who created a teal Facebook frame to show support for sexual assault survivors; a conversation with East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows; a concert and album release from the MSU graduate group Mirabai; and conversation and song with comedic singer-songwriter Wally Pleasant.


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According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18.

 

With a combination of effective counseling and support from parents or caregivers, children can and do recover from these experiences.

For today’s edition of WKAR Connects, we look at Small Talk, a local organization that’s been working to provide child victims of sexual and domestic abuse the resources they need to heal since 2011.



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A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


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