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Local transgender activist to speak at next QSA meeting

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu An opportunity to ask questions and show support to the LGBTQ+ community is coming once again to campus. Meghan Buell will be the second speaker of the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) speaker series on local LGBTQ+ professionals. Buell is the founder of TREES, Inc. (Transgender Resource, Education And Enrichment

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QSA Speaker Series kicks off with local leaders, professionals

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Editor-in-Chief EditorPreface@gmail.com The QSA’s (Queer Straight Alliance) first speaker in their new series was Rob DeCleene. The series kicked off on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The series of speakers takes on a different format than using one of the campus performance halls. Instead, those attending can expect a more intimate setting. For DeCleene’s

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All-gender bathroom plans for Wiekamp Hall

By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN Staff Writer karfires@iu.edu A new all-gender bathroom is in the works in Wiekamp Hall, as well as many innovative initiatives that the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Laura Harlow is working on. The exact date on when the bathroom renovation will be completed is still unknown, but it has been approved and the

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Third annual Michiana Justice Coalition works to stop hate in area

By: C.A. Printup Staff Writer The Michiana Social Justice Coalition met on Jan. 20 to discuss and aim to mitigate Indiana’s lack of a hate crime statute. The coalition, which meets on the anniversary of the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, was based on teaching members of the community on how they can “take part

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Campus tampon absence seen as potential violation of Title IX

By: EVA MONHAUT Staff Writer Having access to crucial menstrual supplies on campus is a Title IX right that is being violated in many of our campus facilities, according to some. Some of the buildings on IU South Bend’s campus have no menstrual supply dispensers installed, while others installed sit empty. In some situations, the

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Clothesline Project braves fall winds

By: JOHN LARSON Staff Writer larsonjd@iu.edu Don’t be surprised if you see some t-shirts flowing in the wind between Northside and the SAC, but certainly pay attention. The Feminist Student Union (FSU) has erected a display for the Clothesline Project, which encourages victims of incest, domestic violence and sexual assault to write their statements onto

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New child development center may be in place by next fall

By: STEPHEN M. SALISBURY Staff Writer On Friday, Sept. 21, at the first Academic Senate meeting of the year, April Lidinsky, head of the Women and Gender Studies program at IU South Bend, shared a report on the progress that was being made in re-establishing a child development center on campus. A task force had

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Women’s and Gender Studies series to begin Oct. 5

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Editor-in-Chief Clark66@iu.edu Kicking off a public forum series, April Lidinsky, department head of Women’s and Gender Studies at IU South Bend, looks forward to breaking down barriers and assumptions about the field. The Women’s and Gender Studies Public Forum series for 2018-2019 kicks off on October 5, at noon, for an hour-long

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