Monday, February 15, 2010

Drs. Rosay and Rivera cited in Northern Light article on sexual assault on campuses

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, were cited in an article about sexual assault on college campuses, "Self awareness means safety," in the Northern Light February 9, 2010 issue. The article by Journalism student Jerzy Shedlock cited Dr. Rosay's presentation on "Sexual Assault in Alaska" to the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee in August of this year, and the data on the use of alcohol by victims and suspects in sexual assault incidents. Dr. Rivera noted that studies indicate a higher likelihood for sexual assault to happen to women who are members of sororities. This greater likelihood may be linked to the time sorority members spend with men in fraternities, and the high consumption of alcohol by fraternity members.