Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A call to end rape culture

By Billy Rainsford

October 24, 2012

There’s an old dirt path that runs behind Orchard Hill, connecting it to the Sylvan Residential Area. It goes through a wooded area behind the hill, with parts that are unlit and dark at night. This path is known to the University...

Time to end sexual violence

By Roy Ribitzky

April 24, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series about violence and sexism on the University of Massachusetts campus. It was early spring semester my sophomore year when the Boston Globe published the article “No Cr...

Student conduct code review to consider minimum penalties for serious offenses, victim appeal process

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010

A special commission, created in response to the University’s admission that it improperly sanctioned a student who allegedly confessed to an on-campus rape, will consider establishing minimum sanctions for serious off...

District Attorney’s office discusses UMass rape situation

By Matt Rocheleau

March 8, 2010

The county’s district attorney’s office did not comment on a sexual assault case recently mishandled by campus administrators, but an official there said Friday that most instances of sexual assault require the victim’s...

Breaking the silence

By S.P. Sullivan

March 5, 2010

About this page | On February 25, 2010, The Boston Globe reported that a student who confessed to raping a friend on campus in Fall 2009 was allowed to remain enrolled as a student at the University of Massachusetts. Since then, Vice Ch...