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If the goal is to enact meaningful change on campus, which it should be, an anonymous, social media campaign is probably not going to be very effective. It's just too easy to be ignored. On the record complaints are much more difficult to sweep under the rug. Until I see some of that happening and the university not responding appropriately, I'm pretty much done with this, unfortunately...A local paper ran an article about how the investigation was ran last year. Students were upset that the results weren't made public and one student was quoted as saying "the firm UVM hired seems more oriented toward improving the university’s image, not its systems."
UVM says report on Title IX Office sparked by mass protest will not be made publicIn May, University of Vermont administrators agreed to review the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Title IX Office following mass outcry that the institution doesn’t support sexual violence victims. Now, they’re saying the report will not be released to the public.vtdigger.org
So my sentiment aligns with the above posts - it's better than nothing, but still not enough. I also do think more can be done on campus if students were really serious about effecting change. Where are the calls to sponsors asking for their thoughts?
"The ironic thing is, this social media campaign is more likely to keep Becker here than get him fired. He likely would have left on his own via another job offer but it's likely that some offers may not have happened over concerns with this issue.
So, if the end game is to get Becker removed...they are losing...badly..."
My hope is the end goal is to enact meaningful change on campus, offering more resources for survivors, UVM taking accountability for its actions (or lack thereof) so far. This issue isn't unique to just UVM, but students there are obviously more unhappy with the school's response to it. If this is just a Becker issue, then it's same problem different campus. And you can't say the student protests are responsible for him staying? It's not like they asked for this.