Title IX

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Possible changes to how American colleges handle allegations of sexual misconduct are being considered by the Trump administration, and advocates worry about the potential impact on assault victims. It’s being reported that the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is concerned that accused parties are treated unfairly under current rules.

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The former leader of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, Scott Westerman, violated MSU’s misconduct policy prior to his departure earlier this year. That, according to a report from WLNS-TV.

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Eastern Michigan University is under federal investigation for allegations its athletic program discriminated against female athletes by not offering equal opportunities.

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Michigan State University has hired an attorney who defended the school against sexual assault lawsuits to head the office handling sexual assault complaints, sparking pushback from victim advocates.

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Michigan State University says many recommendations in a final Title IX report outlining opportunities to enhance sexual misconduct prevention and education now are in development.

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This story has been updated to include Scott Westerman's comments.

Michigan State University's associate vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the MSU Alumni Association, Scott Westerman, has resigned amid an investigation by the school's Title IX office.


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Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards.


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A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against Michigan State University and three former men's basketball players by a female student who accuses the athletes of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment.

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A Michigan State University student is suing the school for how she says she was treated after she reported being raped by three MSU basketball players in 2015.


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Michigan State University says it will post 12 jobs to fill an office that will focus on sexual assault prevention and other services related to civil rights.

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Public universities might risk losing a portion of their state funding for failing to meet benchmarks to prevent campus sexual misconduct. Rick Pluta reports that’s part of a budget proposal that’s begun working its way through the Legislature.


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Michigan State University announced it has hired an outside firm to look into sexual assault and harassment cases.


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 Michigan lawmakers are considering hiring a state Title IX ombudsman and requiring minor patients to be advised of their rights amid criticism of how Michigan State University handled complaints against imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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According to published reports, Michigan State University faces a Title IX gender discrimination lawsuit. 


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