Wednesday 20 April 2011

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Yale Creates Committee To Combat Sexual Misconduct

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale University has created a committee to get advice on how to more effectively combat sexual misconduct as federal officials investigate a complaint by students that the Ivy League university failed to adequately respond to such concerns.

Yale President Richard Levin announced Friday the creation of an advisory committee on campus climate chaired by Margaret H. Marshall, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

The panel will examine campus culture and systems.

Yale earlier announced another committee to make it simpler for students and faculty to pursue complaints.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating a complaint that Yale has a sexually hostile environment and failed to respond promptly or effectively to harassment incidents.

Yale says it doesn’t tolerate sexual misconduct.

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