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Title "Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Alaska system "
Date Dec 29, 2018
Author Chronicle of Higher Education
External Link https://projects.chronicle.com/titleix/campus/University-of-Alaska-system/
Abstract Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention at the institution when the Office for Civil Rights wrote to say it was opening an investigation. After an internal review, the interim chancellor of the Fairbanks campus said in October 2015 that his institution had, from 2011 to 2014, failed to follow its own policies for responding to reports of sexual assault and let students found responsible go unpunished. 'I am deeply sorry for how our lack of action affected our students and their friends and families,' said the chancellor, Mike Powers, in an open apology hailed by victim advocates. Other campuses have conducted internal reviews, and the university system planned an external review by an Anchorage lawyer. The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, updated policies, and conducted a climate survey in March 2015 (but did not plan to release the results). A former hockey player at the Fairbanks campus who was criminally acquitted of rape has sued the university system, arguing that it is unreasonably withholding his bachelor’s degree until it completes its investigation, the Alaska Dispatch News reported."
Source Chronicle of Higher Education


This Resource Relates To
case Department of Education OCR Title IX Investigation of University of Alaska (ED-AK-0002)

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