Thursday, September 3, 2015

What Exactly Does the Education Dept. Say Michigan State Did Wrong?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said on Tuesday that a “sexually hostile environment” had existed at Michigan State University for some students and employees during a federal investigation into sexual-assault complaints there. And the way the university handled reports of sexual assaults, the office said, “may have contributed to a continuation of this sexually hostile environment.”
But at the heart of the department’s 42-page letter outlining its findings is an illustration of just how difficult it can be for colleges to comply with the beefed-up interpretation of the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX. That demonstration comes in the form of the two cases that sparked the investigation.

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