‘Yes Means Yes’ Law

Gov. Jerry Brown of California added fuel to a nationwide effort to curb campus sexual assault after he signed a law Sunday requiring all state colleges and universities to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent for students who choose to have sex. California’s “yes means yes” legislation defines consent as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary ...

Crimes Near Seattle U

Five robberies, including two carjackings, took place near Seattle University’s campus over the course of the week. At least two of the crimes may be related, police reports said. Just before 9 p.m., three male teenagers carjacked a man in the Central District, just blocks south of Seattle U. One suspect pointed a semi-automatic handgun ...

SU and Government Take on Sexual Assault

Rape culture and its looming presence on college campuses has garnered attention in recent years, and for good reason. Research indicates that one in five college students will be sexually assaulted in their time at any given university. Over the last decade, more and more research has come forth regarding the frequency of sexual assaults ...

Nighthawk Rolls in Nissan Leafs

If you’ve heard rumors regarding a vehicle change within Public Safety (affectionately dubbed P-Safe), fear not: The infamous Segways are still in use. What’s actually changing this fall is the Night Hawk system. The introduction of new Nissan Leafs to the program means that there will be no more of the gas-guzzling Ford Escape Hybrids. ...

Summer in Review

CAP HILL CRIME HITS RECORD HIGH—Newly-appointed police chief Kathleen O’Toole visited Capitol Hill earlier this month following reports that the neighborhood saw its highest-ever robbery rate in August. O’Toole, the city’s first female full-time police chief, met with community members to field concerns about the recent spike in crime in the Pike/Pine corridor and outline ...

Editor’s Note

I first heard about Michael Brown’s shooting when the nation’s collective response was just a peep. Over the next few days, hour by hour, news of the tragedy spread, inciting backlash and protests around the world and sparking crucial debates about race relations, police brutality, and all those other little issues we usually fancy ourselves ...

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