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College Students: Don’t Become a Sexual Assault Victim

Notre Dame 2 by seantoyer

All students, both male and female, need to increase their personal and situational awareness.

Notre Dame has been in the news recently because of how they responded to accusations of sexual assault on their campus.

U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating Notre Dame’s policy and procedures for handling complaints of sexual assault.

Hopefully something positive will come out of the investigation and new procedures will be put in place that would tell investigators to immediately interview the alleged assailants. Notre Dame’s campus police waited 2 weeks in one instance and 11 days in another, to question the alleged assailants.

It would be great if the whole process wasn’t even necessary and that college campuses would be free of this type of assault, but wishing won’t make it happen. Continue reading….

Ed Kress
For over 35 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. Along with local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed has developed a program which focuses on teaching personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains as well as their bodies. Ed began his martial arts career when he started wrestling in 8th grade, taking 1st place in the Chicago Park District City Championships. He later wrestled varsity at Mendel Catholic High School where he was a Chicago Catholic League Conference Champion. During his college career at North Park University he was a Conference Champion and 2-time NCAA Div 3 national qualifier. He was on his way to qualifying for the 3rd time when a neck injury ended his college career. His record that year was 17 - 0. He continues to wrestle as Head Freshman Wrestling Coach at Loyola Academy. A position he has held since 2004.

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