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WAVES student group wins national contest


Miami University’s Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault (WAVES) student group has won the national RAINN Day Multimedia Contest 2012 with a video showing their efforts at raising awareness about sexual assault among college students.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) partnered with Cosmopolitan magazine for the contest with a goal of encouraging college students across the country to come up with a unique, attention-grabbing way to spotlight the high rates of sexual assault on campuses nationwide. Cosmopolitan is also showing the video on its website.

WAVES had more than 400 Miami students and faculty members sign umbrellas, lending their support. They also handed out ribbons and pamphlets to educate students on the issue.

“Congratulations to WAVES of Miami University of Ohio and all RAINN Day participants for their dedication to the fight against sexual violence,” said Megan Erhardt, RAINN’s communications manager. “Every event made a difference by educating students about risk reduction, resources and recovery.”


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