KU student group pushing for stronger sexual assault training

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Monday, December 16, 2013

An Al Jazeera America video that featured Kansas University students discussing their drunken sexual encounters threw light on a local version of a common college problem: the dangerous mix of alcohol, sex, ignorance and the social lives of college students.

Partly as a response, some KU students are pushing for beefed-up sexual assault and consent training for students, with the goal of both preventing sexual assault and making KU a model for other universities.

In the October video, since removed from Al Jazeera America's website, three male KU students discussed sexual encounters with women while drunk, and while their partners were drunk, as well as fears of being accused of rape.

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