The prosecution and criminal sentencing of sexual assault offenders



It is not uncommon for the people in the United States to see stories on the evening news about a rape case that has happened near them. This could be due to the increasing amount of rape and sexual assault cases that the United States has been seeing. Between the years of 2013 and 2014, a study done called Criminal Victimization, 2014 by Jennifer L. Truman and Lynn Langton, found that violent crimes like sexual assault went from 7.3 per 1,000 to 7.7 per 1,000, respectively.  Then, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, in 2015, there was a 6.3 percent increase in the amount of rape cases reported since the previous year of 2014. There was an estimated 90, 185 rapes reported within 2015. However, some data that is harder to find, is the arrest data for rape and sexual assault.

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What it takes to become a professor



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Natalie Rogers is a writing TA at the University of Denver, who is well on her way to becoming a writing professor. Previously, she was a high school teacher, which is what originally got her interested in being a professor.

“I began teaching a year after I graduated with my BA in English from Reed College. I was asked to teach at my old high school and instantly fell in love with the job,” said Rogers. Continue reading

Conflict resolution expert Mark Gerzon discusses bipartisanship in the nation’s democracy


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On November 1, 2016, author and conflict resolution expert, Mark Gerzon gave a lecture at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. His lecture titled, “How to Bridge the Partisan Divide No Matter Who Wins the Election,” discussed the issues seen within the United States caused by the two dominating political parties. Specifically, Gerzon detailed the problematic way in which two parties do not work together, giving off the idea that loving your country comes from being fully on one side or another.

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“Exiled” displaced its own story line


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From director Laurence Curry comes a play performed October 23rd, at 2:00 pm at the Johnson-McFarlane Hall at the University of Denver called Exiled.  This play consists of only five actors who portray five main characters plus a slew of other unnamed characters who are not necessary to the plot of the piece. The plot of the play was essentially unknown throughout the entirety of the play. Only until after the performance, during the talk back section in which the cast talks to the audience about the piece, do we find out the real meaning behind the play. Continue reading

Students talk inclusivity and racial tensions on DU campus


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Over 730 people have been killed by United States police officers so far in 2016. Of the 730, 201 have been black men and women, according to an ongoing tracking project done byThe Guardian Among the 201, 36 of these people have been unarmed.

The deaths of unarmed black men and women has caused a loud uproar on either side of the issue throughout the U.S. Racial tensions can be thought to have increased throughout the past few years, with riots, mass shootings, and police brutality becoming more visible. The effects of the wild events can be felt across the nation, even in institutions like the University of Denver, where inclusivity and diversity is claimed to be highly valued.

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