Support the news

Brandeis Students Protest University's Handling Of Sexual Assault00:54
Download

Play
A group of Brandeis students stood before hundreds during a public demonstration to raise awareness about sexual assault. (Fred Thys/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
A group of Brandeis students stood before hundreds during a public demonstration to raise awareness about sexual assault. (Fred Thys/WBUR)

A group of about 50 students at Brandeis University staged a protest Wednesday night on campus to draw attention to the university's handling of sexual assault.

The students protested during an event attended by hundreds at the university's Rose Art Museum to draw attention to their concerns. Many had their mouths taped and held signs. One said: "Shed light on the truth of sexual assault."

Brandeis President Fred Lawrence told protesters that he does not want them to feel that sexual assault is not a concern of the administration. He said Brandeis has put in a lot of work into addressing sexual assault and promised to continue doing so.

Brandeis is among 77 schools being investigated by the federal government for its handling of sexual assault.

This segment aired on September 11, 2014.

Fred Thys Twitter Reporter
Fred Thys reports on politics and higher education for WBUR.

More…

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news