Editorial opinion by Emily Feek
Column by Makenna Marks
Compiled by Audra Anderson
When you’re hired at Western as a faculty or staff member, you have to complete an online training known as EverFi. It’s a program that takes up to an hour to complete and trains users on spotting and preventing sexual assault and violence. In addition to that, faculty and staff must complete a separate training on workplace sexual harassment through the Equal Opportunity Office, with a refresher course every three years.
When Western’s chapter of Students for Life of America brought Kristan Hawkins, the president of the national organization, to speak on campus, her talk was fraught with controversy. Days before the event, a poster advertising the event, titled “Lies Feminists Tell,” was lit on fire. A group of community members organized a direct action against the event, making educational handbills and protesting outside the Communications Facility. They said Hawkins was there to spread hate under the guise of the pro-life movement.