Sexual assault is amongst one of the most prevalent issues that college campuses face, yet the numbers of assaults per year are still continuing to increase despite many colleges’ efforts to reduce them. In a study done by the Bureau of Justice Statistics for the 2014-15 year, an average of 21% of female and 7% of male college students experienced sexual assault upon entering their institution. While the number of sexually unrelated crimes are decreasing within colleges, sexual assaults continue to rise.
Colleen Smith, well-known journalist and founder of Friday Jones Publishing sat down with me for a interview on May 12, 2016. Smith is the author and art director of Glass Halo, Laid-Back Skier, and Only Wild Plums. Specializing in arts, entertainment and nature, Smith has contributed to many publications as a freelance writer, including Sunset Magazine, Examiner, and the Denver Post. Smith has also written and directed a film that is currently being considered for national distribution. Smith offered a lot of insight into the field of journalism and what aspiring journalists need in order to be successful in this day and age. Continue reading
On May 10, 2016, Dr. Davide Papotti, professor of geography in the Humanities School at the University of Parma delivered a speech entitled “History of Italy: negotiating historical heritage and current political challenges” in the Lindsay Auditorium at the University of Denver.
In addition to Papotti’s work as a professor at the University of Parma, he is a well-known scholar in the fields of Italian geography, the relationship of geography and literature, and the immigration and multiculturalism in Italy. Continue reading
The week of Apr. 25, 2016 was Sigma Chi Fraternity’s annual Derby Days at the University of Denver. It is a week filled with a plethora of activities with all proceeds go to Sigma Chi’s philanthropy, the Hunstman Cancer Foundation. The week ended with the much anticipated “bright and tight” concert.