Kaaren M. Williamsen, a leader in sexual assault prevention work, will join the University of Michigan as the next director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.
Williamsen currently is the Title IX coordinator at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Nadia Bazzy, assistant director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, will serve as the University of Michigan's interim director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center while a national search for a permanent director launches this spring.
University of Michigan researchers are working closely with faculty and students in Ghana to create a sexual violence prevention and education program at the University of Cape Coast.
University of Michigan students overwhelmingly say they feel safe from sexual misconduct on the Ann Arbor campus, yet about 11 percent of all students — male, female, undergraduates and graduate students — report some form of nonconsensual sexual behavior during the past year.
The University of Michigan has launched a major sexual assault prevention campaign in conjunction with the premiere of a play that marks the first commissioned work for the Big Ten Theatre Consortium's New Play Initiative.
The rising number of incidents of sexual misconduct by students being reported on the Ann Arbor campus is a strong indicator that the university has the right polices in place.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center is expanding its advocacy and crisis-support services to clients.