Sexual assault reported at Notre Dame

first_imgA third party reported a sexual assault to the University’s deputy Title IX coordinator, according to an email NDSP sent to Notre Dame students Thursday morning.The alleged sexual assault occurred Saturday in a men’s residence hall on the east side of campus, according to the email. The email also said that the victim is familiar with the alleged assailant.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Title IX office.Tags: NDSP, rape, Title IXlast_img read more

Be on the watch for ticks with continued warmer weather

first_img(WBNG) — The time off for the holidays along with the warmer conditions have brought a lot of people outside to enjoy some fresh air. “Yeah, I still think people have been out and about. I’ve seen a lot of people bring their dogs out to the park and walking them. Otsiningo and Dorchester especially, we have the beautiful paved trails there,” said Director of Broome County Parks Elizabeth Woidt. If you do find a tick on you, quick removal is key. “We definitely want to make sure people get out and enjoy our area. It’s gorgeous, we have some beautiful parks. We want you out and active. But again, just keep in the back of your mind that when it is warmer there is a chance you could get a tick on you,” said Perkins. Other preventative measures, such as tight fitting clothing and tick repellents can help. If you follow these steps and remain aware, the warmer winter conditions can be enjoyed with no worry. “Ticks like the tall grasses, they like the vegetation. So you want to try to stay where the grass is a little shorter,” Perkins advises.center_img Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones shaking off the winter blues during the warmth; Ticks are more active in the warmer weather. “Any time that it’s above freezing they are out and they’re active. So just because it’s a little colder, you still have to remember once it hits 32 they’re going to be out and around,” said Senior Public Health Sanitarian Victoria Perkins. “You want to remember quick removal is the best preventative measure. They generally don’t transmit Lyme until they’re been attached and feeding for about 36 hours,” said Perkins. “We’ve got signs in all of our parks and we always kind of give people a fair warning that there are ticks present. Anywhere you go in Broome County, whether you’re in the city of Binghamton or out here at Cole Park, you’re going to have ticks present. Just always check yourself after you’ve been out in the woods,” said Woidt. As you’re walking on trails and through parks, experts say to avoid typical tick hot spots.last_img read more