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Investigative Report on Campus Sexual Assault at UW-Madison

Investigative Report on Campus Sexual Assault at UW-Madison

Madison Magazine, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, recently published an article titled Facing the truth behind the statistics of sexual assault: What’s changing as a result of increased reporting. Authored by writer Maggie Ginsberg, this article sheds light on the issue of campus sexual assault at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and how reporting has changed in recent years. Ginsberg explores why so few complaints are investigated; questions what role campus culture plays; and discusses how the University,…

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2017-18 Data Release

2017-18 Data Release

Jane is pleased to announce our latest data release. The University of Wisconsin’s (UW-Madison) crime log data is freely available on the campus police department’s (UWPD) website, though the site only displays the past 60-days worth of data at any given time. Requests for older logs–provided in the form of PDFs–are promptly filled by the department. To make this data more easily accessible to researchers and others interested in using the data, we’ve made the crime logs available in the form…

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Fall 2017 Data Release

Fall 2017 Data Release

Check out our Resources page for our newest data release –UW-Madison crime log data for the fall 2017 semester (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2017). For more information on how the data is organized, take a peek at our January data update or send us an email.

Data Update – January

Data Update – January

In place of my usual data update, I’d like to start 2018 off with our first data release. This release, which is available on Jane’s new Resources page, highlights some of the leg work we’ve done so far. It is our hope that others might use our work for their own research, study, and discussion purposes. The University of Wisconsin’s (UW-Madison) crime log data is freely available on the campus police department’s (UWPD) website, though the site only displays the…

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Data Update – December

Data Update – December

In last month’s data update on the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project, we described our next step simply as “review[ing] the data.” With three year’s worth of Clery crime data from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD), we’re ready to do just that. Unfortunately for Jane, there’s nothing simple about it. After stripping the UWPD crime log data out of PDFs, sorting the data by offense, and deleting duplicate entries, we’re left with 219 incidences of sexual assault, domestic…

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Data Update – November

Data Update – November

For the past few weeks, Jane has been working on a data visualization project that takes publicly available UW-Madison campus crime data—collected under the Clery Act—and displays said data in a variety of ways. With the help of the UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD) and UW-Madison Libraries we’ve made some good progress, and hope to create our first infographic soon. According to the Clery Center: “The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual…

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Jane Receives 2017 Pollination Project Seed Grant

Jane Receives 2017 Pollination Project Seed Grant

Please join us in thanking the Pollination Project, a truly compassionate and inspiring foundation, for awarding The Jane Speaks Initiative a 2017 Seed Grant – funding that supports small organizations and committed individuals who are making a difference in their communities. We are honored to accept this grant, and look forward to putting the donation to good use. If you would like to support us in our work, please consider donating to our very first funding campaign to support the design and production of a…

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UVa Scholars’ Lab: Take Back the Archive

UVa Scholars’ Lab: Take Back the Archive

How should academic communities come together to preserve and memorialize artifacts of sexual violence? Amidst heightened public concern and activism around campus sexual assault, faculty, students, librarians, and archivists from the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library have come together to offer an inspiring and creative answer with Take Back the Archive. This public history project documents and contextualizes the history of rape and sexual violence at UVa. Archival material ranges from a 2014 article in Rolling Stone…

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