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ASU Students Gather in Silent Protest over Sex Assaults PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 02 March 2012 16:52

Some 200 or more students and others stood in silent protest this afternoon outside I.G. Greer Hall where the ASU general faculty meeting was gathering, there to urge administrators to improve procedures for addressing allegations of sexual crimes and interpersonal violence after several student sex assault reports did not yield prosecution. Chancellor Peacock thanked the students face-to-face and said the matters are still being looked into, “We’re going to follow policies of the university, of Appalachian State University, and policies of the UNC system. And we’re going to do everything that we can to make this as right as it can be made.” The issues stem from at least two sex assault investigations involving ASU students that have not ended with prosecution—crimes that allegedly involved ASU student-athletes, and organizer Traci Antinucci said they wanted to be sure they weren’t swept under the rug, “The students just need to know what’s going on here on campus instead of sweeping it under the rug because of who the alleged perpetrators are—it shouldn’t be covered up because they are great football players.”

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