Tuesday, July 5, 2011

U. of Notre Dame to Clarify Sexual-Harassment Policies in Settlement With Education Department

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Molly Redden
July 1, 2011

The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights announced on Friday that it had reached a settlement with the University of Notre Dame about its handling of sexual-harassment cases. The deal is the first public step the office has taken in such matters since its "Dear Colleague" letter in April outlined how colleges should respond to allegations of sexual assault.
Robb Jones, senior vice president and general counsel for claims management at United Educators Insurance, a major insurer of colleges, says the department's investigation of Notre Dame is a significant first sign of how the letter will be applied: "cookbook style," he says, without much flexibility in evaluating colleges' policies.

Full Story: http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Notre-Dame-to-Clarify/128128/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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