Like dozens of colleges across the country, Sarah Lawrence will soon be adopting an affirmative consent standard as part of its sexual assault policy. This change, which the college's sexual assault task force has been working towards for some time, will redefine the consent requirement as active agreement rather than simply the absence of a “no.” It will go into effect in the fall, and the college community will be officially notified in the coming weeks.
For many SLC community members, the firing of the College’s only electrician last Thursday has intensified concerns about Administration’s handling of the ongoing contract negotiations with the school’s facilities workers.
As former Dean of Studies Allen Green settles into his new singular role this year as Dean of Equity and Inclusion, the College now has a new Dean of Studies to get to know, Daniel Trujillo.
This year is the year of smoke-free SLC. The decision leading to this was one surrounded by great controversy, and prompted serious discussions on both health and students’ rights to have freedom over their own bodies.
Speculation about the future of SLC’s Graduate Program in Women’s History has been circulating since the end of last semester, on everything from the potential addition of online courses to a change in the name of the degree offered.
Clubs such as Queer People of Color, TransAction*, TransSpace, The Ace Place, and Queer Voice Coalition have reserved and utilized many empty rooms on campus for years, but until now there hasn’t been an appointed LGBTQIA space on campus.