January 04, 2022

Hamline University Students and Faculty Urge Restoration of Ombuds Program

From 2011 to 2016, the private liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota had a thriving Ombuds Office headed by Molly McAvoy. Now, concerns about sexual assault and harassment prevention and reporting are leading some stakeholdes to ask about reviving the Ombuds office. Hamline's campus newspaper, The Oracle, reports "Junior Kayla Tester is currently drafting a resolution to propose to HUSC regarding Hamline hiring some form of an Ombuds office." The paper says that faculty have also voiced interest and support for an Ombuds office. The administration has responded that an Ombuds program is not financial viable. (The Oracle.)

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