Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus?

Critics say the University of Hawaii's approach to sexual violence ends up discouraging victims from reporting incidents.

·By Alia Wong

In October 2010, a young woman was sleeping in her University of Hawaii dorm in Manoa when a co-worker she thought was her friend sexually assaulted her. Both were students working as resident advisors in one of the Hale Aloha dorm buildings.

Unlike most student victims of rape and sexual assault, she formally reported the incident — in this case, to administrators in charge of campus housing. But administrators may have botched her case from the very beginning, according to reports that were put together by a counselor who later helped the woman navigate the

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