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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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Western Michigan University President Edward Montgomery says getting students in the door isn’t enough if they don’t eventually walk out with a diploma. He says when people feel they are part of a community, they’re more likely to succeed even after things go wrong. 


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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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