The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay more than $1.1 million in total to five current and former students to settle a lawsuit over the university’s handling of sexual assault allegations.
WASHINGTON – Should the University of Connecticut and other colleges in the state and across the nation be forced to report all incidents of sexual assaults on their campuses to law enforcement authorities? That’s one of the questions under debate as Congress tackles the thorny issue of sexual violence in the nation’s schools.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law two high-profile bills passed by the General Assembly. One imposes new requirements on how colleges and universities respond to student reports of sexual assault. The other allows nurse practitioners to practice independent of doctors.
The state Senate has given final approval to a bill that imposes requirements on how public and private colleges must respond to students who have been sexually assaulted, and what services must be provided to them. “There has been much disarray in the process in the past,” said Sen. Steve Cassano, Democratic chairman of the […]
The House bill seeks to improve how all higher education institutions in Connecticut respond when a student comes forward to report an assault, and to boost prevention through bystander training akin to the “see something, say something” campaign.
Public outrage and attention to misconceptions about sexual assault create an opportunity to have important public policy conversations.
A proposed law that would overhaul how colleges and universities must respond to sexual assault has universal support among women legislators, but several college leaders are pushing back.
The University of Connecticut told a federal judge Monday that it did not fail in its legal responsibilities when students informed school officials that they had been raped or sexually assaulted. But the school offered no details.
Connecticut’s two congresswomen have joined 37 of their colleagues to call on the U.S. Department of Education to make college safety data readily available for students and parents.
If you blinked this week, you missed something — it was a non-stop cascade of news and events of interest to Connecticut residents.
The ripples continue from complaints against the state’s flagship university for how it handled reports from students of sexual assault. The 54 women in the General Assembly Thursday released a list of changes to state law they are seeking in the legislative session that begins next week.
The University of Connecticut Wednesday released job announcements for two newly created jobs to investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment. These positions follow the filing of a complaint and lawsuit against the university by a group of students who say UConn mishandled their accusations of sexual assault last fall. “The newly formed position of Lead Title IX […]
Nearly 22 million women in the U.S. — one in five — have been raped, as have almost 1.6 million men, according to a new report released by the White House.
Regardless of the outcome of a federal investigation into how the University of Connecticut responds to allegations of sexual assault from its students, much work remains for the state’s flagship university, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday.
A federal agency will investigate whether the University of Connecticut responded appropriately when students reported they were sexually assaulted or harassed. A group of UConn students have said that university officials showed them “deliberate indifference” when they reported they’d been assaulted or harassed. The decision to investigate by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights follows the office’s finding that the complaint is appropriate for an investigation.