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UConn prof says her support of outspoken student may cost her her job

Two professors who were publicly critical of the University of Connecticut’s handling of threats against a female student earlier this year have left the university and a third says she is being driven out by her department. Heather M. Turcotte, a tenure-track professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, was one of three faculty members publicly critical of UConn President Susan Herbst for what they characterized as the administration’s poor response to threats of rape and violence made against a female student.

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UConn’s ‘rape trail’ is symbol of school’s larger problem

Storrs — About 6 feet wide, winding through the woods behind the University of Connecticut’s campus, the half-mile paved path starts at the back of a commuter parking lot and leads to off-campus apartments. Lined with trees and bushes with orange and red leaves this time of year, it’s an often-used shortcut between campus and student housing complexes.

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Citing privacy laws, UConn providing little information about sexual assaults

Storrs — Insisting that the University of Connecticut is a safe place and that allegations of rape are taken seriously, university officials Wednesday were unable to say if any of the 55 sexual assault complaints made to the school’s police department in the past five years have led to anyone being criminally charged.

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UConn case renews debate on who should have to report abuse

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz (left), Rep. Diana Urban , House chairwoman of the Children's Committee (Right) The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp reported Robert Miller to the Department of Children and Families in February, a day after learning that police were investigating sexual abuse allegations that led to Miller’s dismissal as a camp volunteer […]