Date
22 November 2017
Yale University reported the highest number sexual-assault complaints in the first half of the year since 2012. Photo: Bloomberg
Yale University reported the highest number sexual-assault complaints in the first half of the year since 2012. Photo: Bloomberg

Yale report lists 29 sexual-assault complaints

Yale University received 29 sexual-assault complaints in the six months to June, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

This number is the highest in the semi-annual reports it has published since 2012.

Seven previously lodged complaints were updated in the current report, including two that resulted in the expulsion of two male students, the New Haven, Connecticut-based Ivy League school said in a Web post. The report’s 64 total complaints included 19 for sexual harassment.

Students at dozens of colleges across the United States have filed complaints with the Education Department alleging their schools failed to comply with federal laws to prevent and appropriately respond to campus sexual assault.

In a resolution reached with the Education Department in 2012, Yale agreed to take a number of steps to improve how it handles and reports allegations of sexual misconduct on campus.

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