Emma Sulkowicz

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Student in Mattress Protest Makes Explicit Art Video

Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz says 'video is consensual but may resemble rape'

(Newser) - The Columbia student who carried a mattress around campus all year as an art project about her alleged campus rape is out with a new project likely to generate even more attention. Emma Sulkowicz has made a video in which she has a sexual encounter with a man in a... More »

Rape Accuser Brings Mattress to Graduation

Emma Sulkowicz of Columbia carries her symbolic mattress

(Newser) - A Columbia student who has been carrying a dorm mattress around campus all year as a symbolic gesture against her alleged rapist has kept that gesture going until the very end: Emma Sulkowicz today brought her mattress to graduation, reports the Columbia Spectator . When her name was called, she brought... More »

Student Accused of Rape Sues Columbia

His accuser turned the case into a very public senior thesis

(Newser) - A high-profile case involving rape allegations at Columbia University has taken another unusual turn. The accused student, Paul Nungesser, has sued the school and accused it of allowing his accuser to publicly ruin his name, reports the Guardian . The suit is referring to the senior thesis of Emma Sulkowicz, who... More »

Student Accused of Columbia Rape: I'm a Feminist

Paul Nungesser holds that sex was consensual

(Newser) - A Columbia University senior is drawing attention to the issue of rape on campus by carrying a mattress with her, saying she'll keep bearing the load until her rapist is kicked out of school. Now, the man she accuses of the attack is speaking publicly for the first time,... More »

Columbia Student: I'll Carry Mattress Until My Rapist Is Expelled

Emma Sulkowicz turns her senior thesis into a statement

(Newser) - Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz says school authorities have ignored her allegations that a fellow student raped her in her dorm room on the first day of sophomore year. It's going to be tough to ignore this, however: The visual arts major plans to carry a mattress with her everywhere... More »

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