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KU Under Federal Investigation Over Handling Of Sexual Assaults

The University of Kansas has been added to a list of colleges and universities under investigation for how they handled investigations into sexual assaults.

Seventy-one schools nation-wide, including Washburn University in Topeka, have been named by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights as part of a probe into sexual violence against women on campus.

University of Kansas officials have issued a statement saying the school does not tolerate sexual assault and will assist in the federal review.

The list does not include specific information about what case got a school included, and the university declined to provide details.

A White House task force found earlier this year that nationally, 1 in 5 female students is assaulted.