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UMass Amherst dealt with 87 sexual harassment or misconduct cases in 5 years. Here's a look at the data.

In September, graduate students representing women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at the University of Massachusetts Amherst issued a report about abuse, harassment and sexual misconduct. Called "Broken Silence: Student Accounts of Sexual Violence in STEM," the report provided accounts -- most anonymous -- from women who said they experienced harassment or abuse either at the university or in other workplaces or academic settings.

Hopkins Academy Students Design New Dress Code

The students have developed a new dress code policy, faculty reporting network and now a #recognizesexism campaign. The Gender Equity Task Force wanted to use the release of that campaign as an opportunity to give back to the community and therefore wanted to select a group that had goals which they felt were in line with the task force. The students researched the Center for Women and Community and felt that the Specialized Teen Services Program works toward goals of gender equity.

Top 10 Safest College Campuses

UMass Fine Arts CenterUMass Amherst has been named the No. 9 safest campus in the country by College magazine. “The Community Education Program of CWC provides in person, evidence based training and prevention education on campus to over 1,500 campus members annually,” says Becky Lockwood, one of the center's Associate Directors (College magazine, 12/18/17).