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University of Maryland, Baltimore County under federal investigation for handling of alleged sexual assault

University of Maryland, Baltimore County under federal investigation for handling of alleged sexual assault

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how the University of Maryland, Baltimore County handles reports of sexual assault after an attorney filed a complaint alleging that the university mishandled a student's case.

The Education Department confirmed Tuesday that its Office of Civil Rights opened an investigation last month.

UMBC joins a list of more than 200 colleges nationwide under investigation for their responses to sexual assault allegations under the federal Title IX gender equity law. The Education Department is also investigating cases at Frostburg State University, the Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Mount St. Mary's University and St....

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