The Quinnipiac Chronicle
September 25, 2013
Sexual assault policy ASSAULT from cover number of other colleges across the country then created new plans to meet the Department of Education’s requirements. “Lots of institutions are instituting it in different ways,” Kalagher said. “All the Department of Education says is you have to provide these rights and options to people going through your process. How you do it is up to you, but you need to meet these minimums and these standards.” Yale has been under fire recently for its policy on sexual misconduct. In August, the university released a report which revealed that the University-wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct did not expel students charged with having nonconsensual sex with other students. One student was given a two-semester suspension, one was put on probation and the others
were given written reprimands. On Sept. 9, Yale clarified their policy toward sexual misconduct in a new report, which contained hypothetical situations describing sexual encounters. The report said whether the university would have considered this incident consensual or nonconsensual sex and what the punishment would have been for the accused. At Quinnipiac, the punishments for students accused of having nonconsensual sexual intercourse or nonconsensual contact with someone are more severe than written reprimands. “If someone is found responsible for what we call nonconsensual sexual intercourse, they will be separated from the institution,” Kalagher said. “At the very least a suspension or up to an expulsion, but there is nothing below that.” The university prefers to use the word nonconsensual sexual intercourse, rather than rape, because it has a specific meaning in the criminal statutes, he said.
Public Safety warns students about crime in New Haven CRIME from cover suffered non-life threatening wounds. Later on that Saturday night, gunshots were fired on the corner George Street and College Street. No one was hit by the gunfire. This increase in crime, according to Chief of Public Safety David Barger, is a result of the poor economic times the country is facing. When the economy drops, there is often an increase in property crime, burglaries and larcenies. “The noticeable spike in the crime has been in the area that our students frequent,” Barger said. “That’s what concerns us, the city of New Haven and the New Haven Police Department.” Public Safety officials began to work alongside other schools with students in the area, like Yale Uni-
versity and the University of New Haven, as well as the New Haven Police Department, to take the steps necessary in order to make the area more safe. The New Haven Police Department increased the presence of police officers to deal with the larger student population found in the city on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Approximately 3,000 Quinnipiac students went to New Haven on the first weekend back, Barger said. Public Safety understands that students will continue to go into New Haven on the weekends, despite the crime increase. However, Barger hopes students will be more careful. “I don’t really think that this changes anything,” sophomore Lucas Blom said. “Before I came to school here, I already had heard stories about the dangers of New Haven, and I still go fairly often. When you
think about it, going to any city can be dangerous.” Barger also suggests that students going to the New Haven area travel in groups and avoid confrontations of any kind. Planning approximate departure times from New Haven with roommates back on campus ahead of time is also important, Barger said. If a roommate knows that you said you would be back at 2 a.m., and you are still not back at 4 a.m., they can contact Public Safety. “If you’re going to be down in the entertainment district, know where you are,” Barger said. “Be very, very aware of your surroundings, especially if something happens or if you see something.” Keeping Apple products like iPhones away while walking is also important, Barger said. Apple products have been a common item taken in many of the New Haven robberies.
Hamden businesses change hours and menus for students whitney from cover Quinnipiac students. After seeing an influx of students from New Jersey 11 years ago, George created more “Jersey type” sandwiches, such as Taylor ham. He also created the Chicken Russian sandwich, which
is one of the top-selling sandwiches. Now George says he is adding many Massachusetts-based sandwiches for the many students from that area. Drougas and George both agreed that their businesses flourish during move-in week. Drougas said he sees a decrease in sales during the
months when students are on summer break. George says he believes Quinnipiac students are a majority of his business. In 2012, Ray and Mike’s was voted best off-campus food and Ray and Mike’s is the top place for sales with Q-cash. “As the semester goes on people
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use their meal plans at first but then they run out of meal points kind of quickly and then we get much busier,” George said. He also says he frequently sees faculty members coming in and ordering sandwiches. Ray and Mike’s location is ideal for Quinnipiac students, George said.
“I think there are a lot of people in this immediate area now, especially with all of the people that are living off campus,” George said. “Starting out being here from the beginning people know that we are established and where we are. It is almost like a landmark.”
Published on Sep 24, 2013