2011-03-10 / Local & State

Pa. College Vows To Address Concerns Of Protesters

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A private college in central Pennsylvania is vowing to address the concerns of students occupying a campus building in protest of the school’s policy on sexual assaults.

Dickinson College in Carlisle said in a statement Friday that a review committee has determined specific steps to achieve the goal of bringing a draft sexual misconduct policy to the faculty no later than its May meeting.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported that about 50 students continued to occupy the Old West building on Friday, demanding that Dickinson send out campus alerts with every report of a sexual assault. The protest began Wednesday.

Students say they also want the school to discipline students who make catcalls and lewd comments.

One of the leaders of the protest, senior Tiffany Hwang, says students are committed to staying in the building throughout the weekend if necessary.

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