Saturday, September 20, 2014

Professor ousted; UD students protest harassment policy

Hundreds of University of Delaware students rallied Friday afternoon, calling for transparency in the school's harassment policy following accusations that a professor offered a student an "A" in exchange for sexual favors.

The gathering, which was attended by more than 300 students and teachers, started at Memorial Hall. Most of the event's attendants sat on the building steps facing the Green, while others stood or sat near the building.

"End the silence. End the shame," UD students and faculty chanted as the event started. The chants, however, silenced as one of the organizers, Sage Carson, spoke up and began asking for people to give their stories on sexual harassment and assaults.

For more than 90 minutes, student after student stood and spoke out about incidents that they had endured. They also urged for changes in the school's policy.  (more...)

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