Student groups rallied off campus Friday night to protest the prevalence of sexual misconduct and to advocate for victims of sexual assault. The idea behind “Take Back the Night,” organized at Binghamton University by the Women’s Student Union (WSU), is that the night represents the fears and myths that surround rape and sexual assault.
In a lecture given on Wednesday called “Asians, Aliens and Science Fiction,” assistant professor in the Asian American studies department John Cheng detailed how early science fiction borrowed from racist representations of Asians in American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Beginning Saturday, the office space in the New Union Atrium will start to be filled with Student Support Services (SSS). These offices, previously scattered in locations around campus, will find a permanent home together in the recently built space.
Monday’s Student Congress meeting saw proposed legislation to censure two members of the Student Association Executive Board. Neither Derrick Conyers, the vice president for academic affairs, nor Ravi Prakriya, the vice president for finance (VPF), were censured, raising questions about the efficacy of the Congress to adequately punish E-Board members who are not performing.
This week marked a new observance for Binghamton University. Israeli Apartheid Week, a national campaign to “raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies toward the Palestinians,” was commemorated by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), with help from a few other groups on campus and in the community, hosted three experts in geology, engineering and the oil industry to speak about the economic potential of fracking in New York.