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U-M Sexual Assault Investigation Experiencing Delays

Jun 7, 2016

Credit University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has received multiple extensions from the federal government for documents pertaining to sexual assault cases, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Emails obtained by a Freedom of Information request show the university has received more than a dozen extensions from the Department of Education.  The DOE’s Office of Civil Rights wants the school to submit documents relating to 180 sexual assault cases.

The investigation into the school began more than two years ago.  If U-M does not comply, the DOE could take the step of revoking all federal funding, including Pell grants.

U-M spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told the Free Press that the school is fully cooperating with the investigation.

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