University of Akron graduate alleges university officials mishandle sexual complaints

Friday, February 7, 2014

A University of Akron graduate has filed a federal complaint that the university mishandled sexual assault cases, Newsweek reported.

Julia Dixon also told Newsweek that in researching her complaint she discovered significant portions of Akron's sexual misconduct policies appeared to be lifted, sometimes verbatim, from Miami University.

Her complaint, filed Tuesday, alleges that the university has coerced rape victims into dropping disciplinary charges and failed to accurately report assaults and provide victims with accommodations, among other grievances, the magazine said.

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