campus sexual assault

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(MPRN-Lansing)  State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards. 

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(MPRN-East Lansing) A former dean at Michigan State University is scheduled for a criminal hearing in May. That’s to see if there’s enough evidence against him to go forward with charges of misconduct of a public official, criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, and two separate charges of willful neglect of duty. 

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Meg Hughey and other survivors of sexual assault at Michigan State University began speaking out in 2015. None of the women had been assaulted by Larry Nasser. But she says the scandal involving the former sports doctor presented an opportunity to hold the university accountable.


Senate Adopts Sexual Misconduct Bills

Mar 15, 2018
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault. The bills are part of the Legislature’s response to how Michigan State University handled complaints that disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar assaulted athletes, mostly minors, under his care. 

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