sexual assault http://kbia.org en Senator McCaskill releases national campus sexual assault survey results http://kbia.org/post/senator-mccaskill-releases-national-campus-sexual-assault-survey-results <p>Approximately one in five undergraduate women has been the victim of attempted or completed sexual violence during college, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But fewer than 5% of rape victims attending college report their attack to law enforcement, according to the most recent report conducted by the Department of Justice.</p><p>It was numbers such as those that got Sen. Claire McCaskill’s attention.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:24:33 +0000 Brandon Kiley 55873 at http://kbia.org Senator McCaskill releases national campus sexual assault survey results Should the Washington Post stand behind George Will? http://kbia.org/post/should-washington-post-stand-behind-george-will <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did George Will go too far, writing in his Washington Post column that being a sexual assault victim has become a "coveted status" on college campuses? Missouri School of Journalism professors Katherine Reed, Mike </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McKean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:51:51 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54448 at http://kbia.org Should the Washington Post stand behind George Will? Former Missouri football player charged with felony rape http://kbia.org/post/former-missouri-football-player-charged-felony-rape <p>A former University of Missouri football player has been charged with felony rape.</p><p>University police say a female acquaintance accused 20-year-old David Sowell of a May 9 sexual assault in his Campus View apartment. The privately-owned apartment complex is used by the university as overflow student housing.</p><p>Sowell is a sophomore from suburban Chicago. He briefly played defensive back for the Tigers last year as a walk-on but was dismissed from the football team early in the 2013 season for unspecified disciplinary violations.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:40:09 +0000 Associated Press 52852 at http://kbia.org Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus http://kbia.org/post/man-who-set-late-night-search-found-dead-mu-campus <p>UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:</p><p>Columbia Police have&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am&nbsp;Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia.&nbsp;</span></p><p>ORIGINAL STORY:</p><p>Columbia Police say a man found dead on the University of Missouri campus is the same person that set off a late night manhunt in Columbia Friday.</p><p></p><p>According to a press release, around noon Saturday the University of Missouri Police Department contacted the Columbia Police Department in regard to the person found dead near the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU Campus. MU Police say the man is the same person Columbia Police were pursuing as a suspect in a sexually-related crime earlier this month, who may also be a suspect in a series of such crimes over the last year. The man’s identity is not being released until family can be notified. A message sent though the&nbsp;Mizzou Alert system said "t<span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">he death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> involving a “peeping tom.” Police contacted the suspect who fled into a wooded area NE or Rock Quarry Road, setting off a four hour search that did not result in an arrest.</span></p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 52748 at http://kbia.org Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus MU Students Breaking Out Their Favorite Blue Jeans in Honor of a Special Cause http://kbia.org/post/mu-students-breaking-out-their-favorite-blue-jeans-honor-special-cause <p>While jeans may be worn by students around MU's campus most days of the year, they will have a different meaning on Thursday.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:21:47 +0000 Phil Bergman 51714 at http://kbia.org MU Students Breaking Out Their Favorite Blue Jeans in Honor of a Special Cause MU chancellor vows changes after assault report http://kbia.org/post/mu-chancellor-vows-changes-after-assault-report <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of Missouri's new chancellor says he is prepared to make the school "accountable and responsible" after an independent review faulted its response to a former swimmer's rape claims.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:17:39 +0000 Associated Press 51411 at http://kbia.org MU chancellor vows changes after assault report Green-Beckham won’t be charged in burglary investigation, witness fears possible backlash http://kbia.org/post/green-beckham-won-t-be-charged-burglary-investigation-witness-fears-possible-backlash <p>Columbia police announced Thursday that no arrests will be made in a burglary investigation involving Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.</p><p>“Based on the information obtained during the investigation there will be no arrests made in this case,” Columbia Police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in a news release.</p><p>Coach Gary Pinkel announced the junior receiver’s indefinite suspension Monday for an unspecified violation of team rules.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:06:47 +0000 Philip Joens & KBIA Sports Extra desk 51161 at http://kbia.org Task force takes inventory of UM system sexual, mental health resources http://kbia.org/post/task-force-takes-inventory-um-system-sexual-mental-health-resources <p>University of Missouri officials said Tuesday they have made progress in their safety and security review of campus. The university has completed taking inventory on their sexual and mental health resources.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:06:31 +0000 Luke Slabaugh 50707 at http://kbia.org Task force takes inventory of UM system sexual, mental health resources RSVP Center hosts events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://kbia.org/post/rsvp-center-hosts-events-sexual-assault-awareness-month <p>April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Observed in the United States for more than 25 years, the purpose of this month is to educate and highlight issues associated with sexual assault.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:12:12 +0000 Melody Myers 50562 at http://kbia.org Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey http://kbia.org/post/campus-sexual-assaults-are-focus-mccaskill-survey <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill says her staff is surveying college campuses to see what protections against sexual attacks are in place and how the institutions support assault victims.</p><p>McCaskill, a Democrat, told <a href="http://bit.ly/1mkuREi">The Kansas City Star </a>Thursday that she's determined to make college campuses safer for women. She says that could entail tying federal funding for colleges and universities to how well those institutions report rapes and deliver certain services to female students.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:02 +0000 Associated Press 49997 at http://kbia.org Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey What could be done to prevent sexual assault on college campuses http://kbia.org/post/what-could-be-done-prevent-sexual-assault-college-campuses <div>The University of Missouri is drawing criticism over its handling of the alleged sexual assault of a former swimmer. The news surfaced in an ESPN report released last week that tells the story of Sasha Menu Courey, a Mizzou swimmer who committed suicide in 2011, more than a year after she was allegedly assaulted by one or more members of the school’s football team.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:56:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47320 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Mo. swimmer case 'heart-breaking situation' http://kbia.org/post/nixon-mo-swimmer-case-heart-breaking-situation <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says "our thoughts and prayers" go to the family of a former University of Missouri swimmer who said she was sexually assaulted and later committed suicide.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:42:37 +0000 The Associated Press 47317 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Mo. swimmer case 'heart-breaking situation' MU criticized for handling of Menu Courey case http://kbia.org/post/mu-criticized-handling-menu-courey-case <p>A recent <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10323102/university-missouri-officials-did-not-pursue-rape-case-lines-investigation-finds">report</a> from ESPN's newsmagazine Outside the Lines criticizes the University of Missouri and its athletic department for failing to intervene in the events surrounding an alleged sexual assault against student athlete Sasha Menu Courey in February 2010.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:27:25 +0000 Casey Morell 47250 at http://kbia.org MU criticized for handling of Menu Courey case Guest column: What we can do to prevent more sexual assaults on college campuses http://kbia.org/post/guest-column-what-we-can-do-prevent-more-sexual-assaults-college-campuses <p>An <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10323102/university-missouri-officials-did-not-pursue-rape-case-lines-investigation-finds">extensive piece of investigative journalism</a> answers some questions about the events leading up to MU student Sasha Menu Courey’s 2011 suicide, but leaves many more unanswered.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who exactly knew about Menu </span>Courey’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> alleged rape, and when?</span></p><p>What responsibility, both legally and ethically, did those individuals have once they learned of it?</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:32:47 +0000 Zachary Wilson 47226 at http://kbia.org Guest column: What we can do to prevent more sexual assaults on college campuses University of Missouri responds to Menu Courey tragedy, allegations http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-responds-menu-courey-tragedy-allegations <p>In a press statement released Sunday, the University of Missouri says MU Police has turned over information about the alleged assault of former MU athlete Sasha Menu Courey to the Columbia Police Department. And in another <a href="http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/news/news_releases/012614_news">statement</a> released Sunday, UM system President Timothy Wolfe has asked for an independent review of the university’s handling of Menu Courey’s situation. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:33:35 +0000 Janet Saidi 47212 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri responds to Menu Courey tragedy, allegations McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-calls-probe-sexual-assaultsuicide-case-mizzou <em><strong>Updated 4:11 p.m, Mon., Jan. 27 with investigation by Columbia police.</strong></em><p>U.S. Sen. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:03:20 +0000 Jo Mannies 47207 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou Preventing sexual assault http://kbia.org/post/preventing-sexual-assault <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Intersection website.</a></strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:42:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 42526 at http://kbia.org Preventing sexual assault At MU, few students punished over sex assaults http://kbia.org/post/mu-few-students-punished-over-sex-assaults <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A University of Missouri-Columbia crisis center received nearly 100 reports of campus sex assaults last year, but only two students were punished for such offenses in 2012, a newspaper investigation has found.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:50:33 +0000 Associated Press 41306 at http://kbia.org After high profile attacks, India focused on women's safety http://kbia.org/post/after-high-profile-attacks-india-focused-womens-safety <p></p><p>The sexual assault of a young woman on a New Delhi bus last December sparked widespread debate about the safety of women in India. The attack killed a 23-year-old aspiring physical therapist, and led to&nbsp; nationwide protests. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:48:54 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 41180 at http://kbia.org After high profile attacks, India focused on women's safety Nixon considers tougher legislation on sexual crimes http://kbia.org/post/nixon-considers-tougher-legislation-sexual-crimes <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon is considering measures that could send more people convicted of sexually violent crimes to prison with longer sentences.</p><p>Lawmakers sent Nixon measures to redefine rape and other violent crimes in an effort put more people behind bars on felony convictions.</p><p>Supporters say the measures would increase protections for sexual assault victims. But the state public defender system argues that more people behind bars for longer terms will cost taxpayers.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:09:35 +0000 Associated Press 34795 at http://kbia.org Nixon considers tougher legislation on sexual crimes