After an IHH organizer, Taite Shomo '20.5, had begun to advertise the go/link for students to submit locations on campus that they'd been sexually harassed or assaulted, she spoke to The Campus about the project's history and goals.
The Campus covered the second rendition of The Map Project, which showed 108 "red dots" and was displayed in Davis Library. Several students spoke about their reactions and the urgency they felt about combatting sexual assault on campus.
Prompted by The Map Project, The Campus Editorial Board makes several recommendations regarding how to fight rape culture at Middlebury, including new in-person trainings, making reporting sexual assault easier, and changing party culture on campus.
IHH first conducted the "Map Project" in 2013. Students submitted locations on campus where they've experienced sexual assault or harassment, and IHH plotted corresponding red dots onto a map of campus, each one representing a student's submission.