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Media: Senate Confirms Legislation Ramping up University Sexual Assault Policies

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The Daily Free Press, Boston University's independent student newspaper, spoke with BARCC's Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor about a new bill that passed the State Senate last week. The legislation, passed unanimously on Thursday, requires higher education institutions to strengthen their policies on sexual violence . 

Excerpt: "Katia Santiago-Taylor, [of] the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, said she expects the legislation will foster a healthier environment for survivors to recover from their traumatic experience. 'Having access to information, to resources, to the policies and the services, it will most definitely promote healing,' Santiago-Taylor said."

Read the full article, "Senate confirms legislation ramping up university sexual assault policies," online at the Daily Free Press.

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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