Interim Chancellor Powers to speak nationally on sexual assault

Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

The Nanook Diversity and Action Council (NDAC) will show a CNN interview with Interim Chancellor Mike Powers in Arctic Java this Thursday Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. following a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary film that investigates the occurrences of sexual assault on college campuses.

After the interview, a round-table discussion hosted by New Day’s Alisyn Camerota and featuring “The Hunting Ground” filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and experts in sexual assault law and counseling will be shown.

Powers was in New York on Nov. 11 to film the interview, which will focus on the subject of sexual assault on college campuses.

This interview is the latest in a series of events sparked by Powers’ Oct. 20 admission of UAF’s failure to sanction students for violating the student code of conduct, particularly in cases of sexual assault.  Other administrative efforts to improve have included several town hall discussions, the development of an inter-departmental management system for cases of misconduct and the initiation of an external review of UA’s handling of sexual misconduct.  The results of the review should be available in January, according to UA System President Jim Johnsen.

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