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Category: Crime and safety

Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Lifetime Restraining Orders To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors

Wisconsin Public Radio

Quoted: Ryan Poe-Gavlinski is clinical director of the Victims of Crimes Act Restraining Order Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She said creating a lifetime protective order would put survivors of assault “in the driver’s seat.”

“If someone has committed sexual assault and that’s been determined, either at the (civil) restraining order level or through a criminal court, there’s no reason that that perpetrator needs to have contact with that victim going forward,” Poe-Gavlinksi said.

Is a Fair Title IX System Possible?

Chronicle of Higher Ed

When Laura L. Dunn was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, two of her crew teammates sexually assaulted her after she’d gotten drunk at a fraternity party, she said. Dunn didn’t know where to find support, how to get a rape kit done, or how to report it to the university.

UWPD officers shave heads for cancer research


Not all heroes wear capes — some shave their heads instead.That’s what these folks did today in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Five UW police officers as well as some student athletes shaved their heads to raise awareness and much-needed funds for pediatric cancer.

One in custody as UW-Madison PD investigate thefts, suspicious activity


In its report, UWPD says they contacted the suspect after a UW Madison community member called the department to report that the person entered a secure campus building immediately behind someone else. Officers say the suspect used the person’s credentials to gain access and they later took him into custody on a Dept. of Corrections warrant unrelated to the campus incidents.

Students responsible for stolen UW Arboretum tree apologize

Daily Cardinal

“There is no excuse for what we did, we’re extremely sorry and ashamed. To the community, Arboretum staff and university, we want to apologize and let you know we will never do something like this again and have learned so much from our mistake,” said 19-year-old Krahn. “We’re incredibly sorry it came at the expense of something so important.”