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Woman reports sexual assault at MIT

A woman reported to police yesterday that she had been sexually assaulted on the MIT campus on Oct. 14. The call was reported to other police before reaching campus police, but the incident is currently under investigation by the MIT Police.

MIT offers a number of resources on sexual assault education. The Violence Prevention and Response team, along with a variety of student groups, runs a number of workshops and educational programs throughout the school year designed to teach assault prevention and awareness, and how to support a friend who has survived sexual assault. More information on these sessions and how to get involved can be found online at http://medweb.mit.edu/wellness/programs/violence_prevention.html.

Campus police recommends programming your cell phone with the MIT Police emergency number (617-253-1212), and encourages students to call it if they ever feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. Take note of blue lights on campus, and dial 100 from any campus telephone to reach the police. Most of all, stay aware of your surroundings!

—Jessica J. Pourian