Senator finds colleges and universities failing on sexual assaults

By: Caitlin Emma, Politico
July 13, 2014 Updated: July 13, 2014 at 10:29 am
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Colleges and universities across the nation are violating federal law by failing to investigate sexual assaults on campus, according to a report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.

The report draws on a national survey that collected responses from more than 300 colleges and universities — and uncovered major lapses in staff training and institutional responses to student reports of sexual violence.

The report draws on a national survey that collected responses from more than 300 colleges and universities — and uncovered major lapses in staff training and institutional responses to student reports of sexual violence.

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