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U. of Iowa adding employees to prevent sexual assault

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - The University of Iowa announced Monday that it will be committing more money to increase sexual assault prevention education on campus.

Increased funding will be used to create two new full-time positions at the university and turn a part-time job into a full-time position.

The Women's Resource & Action Center will get one new full-time employee plus one of its part-time employees will become full-time.

These employees will expand the Men's Anti-Violence Council and will partner with different campus organizations.

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program will also add a new full-time sexual violence prevention education position for the university.

This comes after several reports of sexual assaults on campus already this year, many of which have taken place in residence halls.

Several students spoke out against the number of assaults last year, leading university president Sally Mason to unveil a Six Point Plan to Combat Sexual Assault.

Since announcing the plan, the university has added another Night Ride bus, created sanctioning guidelines for offenders, created a student group, and implemented a new training on sexual assault for new students.

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