SUNY campus to teach ‘healthy breakups training’

Posted at 1:54 PM, Sep 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-29 13:54:24-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a one-year snapshot of sexual violence and harassment complaints, the nation’s largest public university system spotted cases of repeat offenders, trouble-prone departments and abuse involving alcohol, social media and cellphones.

About half of the 29 state-operated campuses within the State University of New York noted discernible patterns.

Now, some campuses are incorporating new classes into their curriculum to combat the violence.

SUNY Purchase said it would give students in foreign programs extra training after seeing that two assaults happened during travel abroad.

SUNY Delhi reported it planned “healthy breakups training” after finding a trend involving exes.

And SUNY Cobleskill said it would increase employee training after reporting a pattern of faculty members commenting on female students’ attire or cleavage.

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