Campus Sexual Assault Policy, American Dream Redefined
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 415
- Nov 2, 2016 11:00 pm
- 1:42:19 mins
Addressing Sexual Assault at BYU Guest: Julie Valentine, PhD, Nursing Professor, BYU; Ben Ogles, PhD, Dean of College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology, BYU; Jan Scharman, PhD, Student Life Vice President, Licensed Psychologist, BYU; Sandra Rogers, PhD, International Vice President, BYU Sexual Assault is a challenge universities across the country are grappling with. They’re creating stricter rules for alcohol use on campus and establishing committees to improve their response to sexual assault reports. A four-person advisory council, established to look at this issue at Brigham Young University, has just completed its work and all of its recommendations have been accepted by campus leaders. That includes adopting an amnesty clause from sanctions related to honor code violations the victim may have engaged in at or near the time of the sexual assault. Developing and Anti-Aging Pill Guest: Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, Professor of Pathology, University of Washington, Co-Director of the Dog Aging Project For as long as humans have been around, we’ve been searching for a way to live longer – the legendary Fountain of Youth. A compound first discovered 50 years ago in soil from Easter Island has recently been shown to have life-prolonging effects in mice. Researchers are now testing it in dogs – and humans could be next. Zion National Park’s New Visitation Rules Guest: Alyssa Baltrus, Spokesman for Zion National Park, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services In the 100th year of the National Park Service, it’s clear we still think the parks are “America’s best idea” – as Wallace Stegner once said. Now many of the most iconic parks are experiencing overcrowding, which brings erosion, pollution and long lines. Here in Utah, the problem is particularly acute at Zion National Park, where attendance numbers break records every year. Nearly half a million more people visited Zion last year than did in 2014. Park officials are now considering a plan to limit the number of visitors in some of Zion’s most popular areas. Click here for more information about submitting comments on the proposal. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio’s “The Apple Seed” Sam Payne joins us in the studio to share tales of tellers and stories. How Violence at Home Affects the Whole Classroom Guest: Scott E. Carrell, PhD, Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis At least one out of every ten kids in America is exposed to some form of family violence each year. If you think about the typically school class of about 30 kids, that means three of those students are experiencing violence at home. The extent to which that domestic violence spills over into the classroom is the focus of more than a decade of research. Recent studies suggest that, having kids from troubled families in a class brings down the overall performance of their peers. But there’s some encouraging news in the research, too. Redefining the American Dream Guest: Courtney Martin, Author of “The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream” “With hard work, anything is possible in America.” That’s one of our founding tenets, along with the idea that each hard working generation can be more prosperous than the last. But today in America, the majority of parents do not believe their kids will be better off than they were.