Tag: it happens here


WATCH NOW: Middlebury Unmasked

 In a recent email to the student body, Barbara McCall, Director of Health and Wellness Education, introduced April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The email included a link (go/saam15) to various upcoming events surrounding sexual assault awareness. Be sure to give it a look and watch out for future events. Aside from these initiatives, a small group of student activists recently worked together to create Middlebury Unmasked, a documentaryContinue reading


TONIGHT: It Happened Here Screening

It’s no secret that sexual assault on college campuses has received an uptick in attention from the national media over the past year. Middlebury has followed with a series of awesome events to bring light to the problem and its pervasiveness on our own campus. On the heels of Middlebury’s own It Happens Here event, tonight the Chellis House will be hosting a screening of the film It Happened Here. MaddieContinue reading


TONIGHT: It Happens Here

 You know that It Happens Here, but do you know how to: – Talk about it? – Intervene to stop it? – Discuss consent to prevent it? – Support survivors of it? It Happens Here has become one of the most powerful events on campus over the past few years. Students come together to hear stories submitted by their peers about their experiences with sexual assault. If this is yourContinue reading


It Happens Here: Tonight at 9 PM

Tonight marks the first It Happens Here of the semester which will be hosted in the Chellis House behind Proctor at 9 PM.  For those of you either new to the college or who have spent the your time here under a rock, It Happens Here occurs a couple times a semester as a way for victims of rape on campus to share their stories and raise awareness about the ever growing prevalenceContinue reading


‘It Happens Here’, TONIGHT

As mentioned, It Happens Here has been one of the most powerful and unforgettable events on our campus in the past, and we expect the same for tonight’s event. Over the last two years, more than 50 Middlebury students have submitted stories, poems, and monologues that detail personal experiences with sexual violence. The IHH board tells us:  It Happens Here is about giving power to the survivor’s voice. Most of usContinue reading


It Happens Here Story Submission Deadline: Tomorrow

It Happens Here is, undoubtedly, one of the most powerful events hosted on our campus every year. While we’re all for the fun, light-hearted J-term spirit, we believe it’s worth everyone’s time to dedicate one evening to some serious, jarring story telling/listening/scrutinizing, in hopes of changing the sexual assault culture that does exist on our campus. Over the last two years, more than 50 Middlebury students have submitted stories, poems,Continue reading

Events, Features

WRMC’s “The Campus Voice” Premieres Today w/ Media & Sexual Assault Discussion

Tune in to WRMC 91.1 today at 2PM to hear the first installment of The Campus Voice, a weekly radio talk show about current campus issues hosted by Ian Stewart ’14 and Greta Neubauer ‘14.5. This week’s episode, “Breaking the Silence: Media in the Conversation about Sexual Assault on College Campuses” features representatives from on-campus media sources (including middbeat!), as well as sexual assault awareness activists from Midd and Swarthmore.Continue reading


Middlebury Senior Charged with Felony Sexual Assault

The Addison Independent reported earlier this week that 22-year-old Middlebury College senior Dong Song has been charged with felony sexual assault. The charges stem from an on-campus encounter that Song had with a female Middlebury student early on the morning of Sunday, May 12th. On Monday, Song pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court. If convicted, he faces a jail sentence of three years to life, plus a fine ofContinue reading

Events, Features

Grace Brown of Project Unbreakable

Last week’s It Happens Here was undoubtedly one of the most powerful events of the year. If you were moved by these stories, you should not miss tonight’s speaker: Grace Brown of Project Unbreakable. Grace Brown, creator of Project Unbreakable, photographs survivors of sexual assault holding a poster with a quote from their attacker. In 2012, TIME magazine named her project one of the “30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs” and sinceContinue reading

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[Live blog] Hundreds Turn Out For ‘It Happens Here’: Stories of Sexual Assault

 UPDATE: Their website is now live with stories both in print and audio. Also there will be an opportunity from to discuss the stories and sexual assault in general from 5:30-7:00PM in Redfield proctor. Here is one of them:     A full McCullough Social Space ‘It Happens Here,’ a sexual assault awareness event organized by a diverse group of students who want to “start conversations about the complexities ofContinue reading


Check out the “It Happens Here” Video

The student team behind It Happens Here released this video today to promote their second annual event, happening in McCullough on April 22nd. It Happens Here is a student initiative to raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault on campus. On April 22nd, students will read aloud the stories of sexual assault, violence, disrespect, and miscommunication submitted by their peers. Do you have a story that you wish to share?Continue reading


TOMORROW 3/12: Sexual Assault Oversight Committee Info Session

The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses has gotten a lot of press recently, as it very well should. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in addressing the issue on Middlebury’s campus, check out this opportunity:      The Sexual Assault Oversight Committee (SAOC) is creating a confidential,      on-campus informational and advocacy program for students with      emergency and non-crisis needs around sexualContinue reading