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Md. colleges seeking to balance federal, state laws on sexual assault

"It is critical that we prevent school proceedings from turning into trials," says Lisae Jordan, executive director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. (File Photo)

Universities in Maryland could be forced to adopt more courtroom-style proceedings to adjudicate sexual assault complaints on campus as last week’s proposed federal Title IX guidelines intersect with a recent Maryland law. The U.S. Department of Education last week proposed ...

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DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama

In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and ...

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Bill requires new sexual assault policies from Md. colleges

"It is critical that we prevent school proceedings from turning into trials," says Lisae Jordan, executive director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. (File Photo)

Universities in Maryland must develop sexual assault disciplinary provisions that allow students access to an attorney, set parameters for sexual assault proceedings and restrict the use of mediation in resolving these disputes, under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. ...

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