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#ihave to talk to you about sexual assault

I don’t think anyone has missed the campaign and hashtag #metoo that has gone worldwide in the last couple of weeks. But if you by any chance have missed it, this campaign is a way for women to share their stories about sexual assault and harassment on social media. It’s a way for the rest of the world to understand... Read More

Student allegedly sexually assaulted in Scanlon Hall

An alleged first-degree sexual assault took place early Sunday morning, Oct. 23, in Scanlon Hall. The alleged sodomy or attempted sodomy was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 26 when Missouri Western’s police department received a call “ a subject wanting to make a report, and get a no contact order,” according to the case report. The responding officers spoke to the... Read More

Clery Report reveals little change in crimes, enforcement

Western released the annual Clery report, a government mandated document, depicting the crimes on Missouri Western’s campus over the past three years on Monday, Sept. 28. Institutions of higher education that receive any federal funding are required by law to submit crime statistics and basic security policies; without compliance, said institutions could face hefty penalties and potential funding withdrawn. The... Read More

Alleged sexual assault on campus

Less than a week before Sen. Claire McCaskill came  in order to speak out against sexual assault on college campuses, a student reported a sexual assault here at Missouri Western.  On wednesday, Oct. 1 at around 11:30 p.m., campus security was called to Vaselakos Hall regarding an alleged sexual assault that took place the day before. According to the narrative of... Read More

Senator visits Western

Due to new legislation and changes to old understandings, one local politician has taken it upon herself to help educate Missouri college campuses regarding sexual violence. As part of her “Claire on Campus’ tour, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Missouri Western to speak to administrators, faculty members and students about sexual assault. She made her visit on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 4:15... Read More