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Tracey E. Vitchers
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Tracey E. Vitchers joined SAFER’s Board in November of 2012 as Communications Coordinator. Tracey received her B.A. in Women’s Studies and English Literature from Williams College and holds a M.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies from Utrecht University in The Netherlands.

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Most Colleges Got a D+ or Worse on Sexual Assault Policy. Here's How They Can Change That.

(15) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Working with students to enhance their schools' sexual assault policies can sometimes be trying and emotionally draining but it is certainly eye opening and, above all else, fulfilling. As the epidemic of campus sexual violence has taken the national spotlight, Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) has been inspired...

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New York Says Thank You Foundation Helps 9/11 Victim Fulfill Bucket List

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 6:00 PM

This blog is part of the series "The Impact of 9/11," focusing on individuals who have channeled their grief to make a positive difference in the years following the attacks.

On 9/11, Ann Nelson's life was tragically cut short while working at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th Floor of the...

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Impacting Middle School Students: The Legacy of Christina-Taylor Green

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 10:55 AM

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 come and gone, most middle school-aged youth have no personal recollection of the events of that terrible September morning. Yet, through exposure to the media in the coming weeks, many of these children will see images of and hear about the events of 9/11...

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Looks Like the 80s Are Back

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 7:07 PM

From the look of it, the 80s are back: neon clothes are all the rage, Madonna has a new album on the way, spandex is fashionable again, and Matthew Broderick is back to channeling Ferris Bueller for television commercials.

Now, don't get me wrong: I like belting out "Like...

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Honoring The Life Of A Boy Scout Through The 9/12 Generation Project

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 1:00 PM

In June 2008 an EF-3 tornado devastated the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Little Sioux, Iowa. Four boy scouts were killed, including 14-year-old Aaron Eilerts. In honor of Aaron's memory, The Aaron Eilerts Day of Service and Giving was established by former Governor Chet Culver in 2009 to engage students...

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Violent Hate Speech Incident at Williams College

(31) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 8:53 PM

At approximately 12:30 AM on the morning of Saturday, November 12, 2011, an undergraduate student at Williams College called the Campus Safety and Security after seeing written on the wall of an upperclass dormitory in permanent black marker, "All N*****s Must Die."

The violent message spurred an investigation by...

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Occupy Wall Street: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

(60) Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 4:10 PM

If one were to ask the mainstream media what the goal of Occupy Wall Street was and who the protestors are, most outlets would respond accordingly: they have failed to make specific demands of political, social and economic institutions, they support a wide range of causes and they come from...

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Occupying--Not Rioting--Wall Street

(115) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 1:00 PM

The purpose of Occupy Wall Street is simple: gather as diverse a group of demonstrators as possible to make a peaceful statement about government corruption and the privileging of big business and the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans in policy making.

Yet, if one were to read the New...

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Building Hope, One Star at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 12:36 PM

After an F-5 tornado hit Greensburg, Kansas in May 2007 and destroyed 95 percent of the town, the New York Says Thank You Foundation traveled to the town in September 2008 to help rebuild. While New York Says Thank You volunteers were building physical structures, HOPE was being built one...

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The 9/12 Generation Project

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 4:23 PM

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with a friend who is currently serving as a first lieutenant in the Army. As a native New Yorker who now has the image of the Twin Towers tattooed on his bicep, the events of 9/11 were his call to action.

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Teaching 9/11 Through the Lessons of 9/12

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 12:12 PM

Despite the fact that I was in the eighth grade on 9/11 and the after effects of that day -- the introduction of terror alert levels, tightened airport security measures, the arrival of "If you see something, say something" posters in New York subways, and freshly launched wars in the...

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Finding a New Perspective on 9/11 by Focusing on 9/12

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 6:36 PM

I remember feeling myself start to shake as the words came out of his mouth, "I just did a quick internet search for the statistics and, well, more Americans are and will be affected by gun violence throughout their lifetimes than will be affected by an act of terrorism. So,...

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