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Potential increased incidence of sexual assault during January Term

September 9th, 2014

(The following was e-mailed to me by Gail Webster and is shared with her permission)

I heard a report on campus sexual assault on the radio this morning, and wonder if this report might be a topic of discussion for the Moon Room blog.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/08/345630985/the-risk-of-campus-rape-may-be-higher-at-different-times-of-the-year

The interesting finding of a study by a professor at Bucknell was:

“One study did find higher reports of sexual assault at the beginning of the first year, but there was also an increased risk during the winter term. Students at this small liberal arts college only take one class during the winter term and describe it as a time of less work, more socializing and heavier drinking.”

I wonder what the statistics at Guilford are, and if we’re prepared to deal with this issue if the J-term has a growing number of students on campus.

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