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Alarms: Sexual Violence and Spiritual Freedom in the University - Part 1

Alarms: Sexual Violence and Spiritual Freedom in the University – Part 1

“Student Raped by U.C. Santa Cruz Professor,” I read in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  

I pulled back from my computer screen. Moments before, my college friend Luke called to supply a long stream of curse words and a recommendation: read the Santa Cruz newspaper, which I hadn’t in years. Though the headline didn’t include that name, it didn’t have to: Hector Perla. I knew him from lecture and sat close to him in the front rows.