Universities strengthen rules after Penn State

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

As they watched Penn State struggle to contain a child sex-abuse scandal that ruined its once-pristine name and took down the mightiest of college coaches, schools around the country realized they needed to examine what they were doing so they wouldn’t see their reputations destroyed as well.

At the University of Mississippi, administrators passed a rule stating that nobody 18 or older could have one-on-one contact with a minor.

At the University of Kansas, bylaws were rewritten to say that any employee who didn’t comply with rules about reporting sex crimes could be fired.

To keep better tabs on who comes and goes from its campus, Stanford University started running all its kids camps in-house instead of letting coaches run them independently.

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