Taking a stand with sexual misconduct policies

With universities such as Dartmouth, Columbia and the University of Connecticut coming under fire for their increased reports of sexual assault, many campuses are being pressured to reevaluate their sexual misconduct policies. Last month, President Obama launched an awareness campaign called “It’s On Us” to put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. “An […]

Editorial comment

The Falcon’s goals in producing this special issue of the newspaper are to memorialize Paul Lee and to provide a record of the SPU community’s response to Thursday’s tragedy. It is our hope that thoughtful coverage will contribute to the healing process. As students and as reporters, we’ve struggled with how to approach covering this. […]

Editorial comment: Gender-based unequal pay still present

On Monday, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was the commencement speaker at Wake Forest University’s commencement ceremony. She titled her speech “Resilience.” The attention surrounding her firing last week highlights the discrimination that women still receive in the work force.  After she discovered that she was getting paid less than her predecessor, […]