Sixth It Happens Here features 24 narratives of survival

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The sixth annual installment of It Happens Here (IHH), an event that showcases narratives by survivors of sexual violence and assault, took place last night. Student speakers read 24 narratives throughout the program, which lasted for an hour and a half. The event was planned by Action for Sexual […]

Students share narratives about mental health at Active Minds event

Content warning: This article discusses suicide and self-harm. Active Minds at Tufts presented its annual event, Mental Health Monologues: Strength in Stories, on Tuesday night, during which 20 students presented monologues written by either themselves or other Tufts students for whom they had volunteered to read. The monologues depicted struggling with various mental health issues, including anxiety and […]

‘It Happens Here’ projects voices of sexual assault survivors’

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. Twenty-four students read 24 narratives of sexual assault, abuse and harassment in Cohen Auditorium last night at the fifth annual It Happens Here event. Some of the narratives were read by the students who wrote them and others were read by volunteers — which were which was not specified. The event […]

ASAP and BARCC discuss future plans, resources, #MeToo campaign

Content warning: this article mentions sexual assault High-profile cases and allegations have brought the issue of sexual assault to the forefront of the national media. But on college campuses, the issue of sexual assault is one that both on- and off-campus groups around Tufts have been tackling for decades. Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) […]

Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]

It Happens Here aims to empower the voices of sexual violence survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. Students shared narratives about sexual violence to a full audience in Cohen Auditorium during It Happens Here on Tuesday night. All narratives submitted to the event, which were unedited by the steering committee, were from Tufts students. Some students read their own pieces and some had their narratives read by volunteers. This year marks the fourth annual […]

Op-ed: On strength, recovery and It Happens Here

Content warning: This op-ed discusses rape and sexual assault. This is my fourth and final year participating in It Happens Here. I’ve read over 150 narratives belonging to my peers, my friends and my loved ones. I’ve cried hot tears for every single narrative. I’ve worn their words with the trauma I wear on my own […]

ASAP to host fourth annual It Happens Here event

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) will host the fourth annual It Happens Here, an event that allows survivors of sexual assault to share their narratives. In previous years, the event has been hosted by Consent Culture Network. The event will be held on April 4 in Cohen […]

Annual ‘It Happens Here’ event discusses student experiences with sexual assault

Students packed Cohen Auditorium for the third annual “It Happens Here” event last night, where students gathered to listen to the personal stories of their peers with sexual violence on campus. The program, which was organized by the Consent Culture Network (CCN) at Tufts, began at Middlebury College in 2011, and was first presented at Tufts in April 2014. The event focused on […]

It happens early

Today marks the 62nd day of the “Red Zone.” The Red Zone is a term coined by the media to describe “a period of vulnerability for sexual assaults, beginning when first-years first walk onto campus until Thanksgiving break,” according to a Sept. 10, 2014 BusinessInsider article. When we were first-years, we were concerned about making friends, impressing the people in […]