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The Basics: Improving services for sexually assaulted college students

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 […]

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Following complaints, UConn adds two new positions to investigate sexual assaults

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 […]

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Feds to investigate UConn’s handling of sexual assault reports

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.