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Judge dismisses suit over UMBC sexual assault investigations (access required)

A federal judge on Monday dismissed – at least for now — a civil rights lawsuit alleging UMBC, county police and the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office improperly handled sexual assault investigations by at least five women. In dismissing the ...

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Judge permits harassment claim against University of Maryland to proceed (access required)

A researcher’s claim of sexual harassment and retaliation by her University of Maryland supervisor will proceed toward trial against the school after a federal judge this week rejected the university’s argument that the alleged victim worked not for its medical ...

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Suit alleges gender bias in sexual harassment investigations

Welcome to Monday, the 138th anniversary of Barnum & Bailey‘s first performance of their “Greatest Show on Earth.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — School district displays gender bias in handling sexual harassment claims, lawsuit ...

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Md. university leaders see few positives in new federal Title IX guidance (access required)

Some of Maryland’s top higher education leaders told a state Senate panel Thursday that they do not see a lot of positives in the federal Department of Education’s proposed regulations on handling sexual assault and misconduct allegations under Title IX. ...

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Bill requires new sexual assault policies from Md. colleges (access required)

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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USM, AG’s office to host Title IX review for universities (access required)

The University System of Maryland and the Office of the Attorney General will host university leaders Monday to review the Department of Education’s guidance on campus sexual assault from September. Vice presidents for student affairs, Title IX coordinators and campus ...

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Frostburg’s sexual assault response faulted by feds (access required)

Frostburg State University failed to appropriately respond to students’ claims of sexual assault, violating federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. University officials agreed to make several changes recommended by the department, ...

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JHU revises sexual misconduct policy; promises better response (access required)

Johns Hopkins University has pledged to improve compliance with federal sexual misconduct reporting requirements and has revised its policies for investigating such cases. Following criticism of how it reported an alleged gang rape at an off-campus fraternity house in March ...

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Letters to the Editor – 4/12/13 (access required)

Peter Franchot’s defamatory comment about Towson University President Maravene Loeschke (“Franchot: State funding of Towson baseball a ‘bad idea’”, Eye on Annapolis, April 3) is reprehensible. Calling Dr. Loeschke a liar in connection with her decision to discontinue two sports programs at Towson is patently unfair and manifestly untrue.

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