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Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon was in court today and will return to continue the hearing today.  A judge is deciding whether Simon should stand trial for charges that she lied to law enforcement.


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A court has ruled in Eastern Michigan University’s favor in the latest battle over reinstating a women’s sports program.


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Nearly 11 months after Eastern Michigan University announced it would eliminate women's tennis and softball, a federal judge has ordered them to reinstate those programs.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the details.
 


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Stories of sexual harassment and assault have dominated the media recently.  EMU sociology professor Roger Kernsmith and his colleagues wanted to learn more on this phemonenon by developing a campus-wide survey for students asking about their thoughts on the University's sexual misconduct culture.  Kernsmith talks all about his project with WEMU's Patrick Campion on this week's "Focus on EMU."


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In an effort to comply with Title IX requirements, Eastern Michigan University's athletics department hosted two meetings Tuesday afternoon to gauge interest in women's sports.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.
 


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Eastern Michigan University held a Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon where members of the public continued to ask the board to reinstate four sports programs they eliminated this year.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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A status conference was held Tuesday afternoon on a U.S. District Court judge's ruling determining Eastern Michigan University is in violation of Title IX after eliminating two women's sports teams in a money-saving move.

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A federal court judge is ordering Eastern Michigan University to halt its plans to cut its women's Tennis and Softball programs.

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A federal investigation is underway to determine if Eastern Michigan University discriminated against female athletes.
 


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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies.


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Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards.


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Lawmakers says there’s no doubt that Michigan State University failed to protect its students from Larry Nassar.  He’s the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted patients for years under the guise of treatment.


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A former dean at Michigan State University is scheduled for a criminal hearing in May.  That’s to see if there’s enough evidence against him to go forward with charges of misconduct of a public official, criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, and two separate charges of willful neglect of duty.


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Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio is breaking his silence over controversy plaguing his team.  Dantonio held a press conference Tuesday.  It was his first time speaking publicly, aside from an earlier, written press release, since early February. 


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined a lawsuit filed by 10 states challenging a federal rule that says schools must respect the self-declared gender identity of students.  That includes allowing transgender students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms they will use.   


EMU's Sexual Misconduct Policy Gets An Update For 2016

Jul 8, 2016
Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University has adopted a new policy on sexual misconduct and violence on campus.

U-M Sexual Assault Investigation Experiencing Delays

Jun 7, 2016
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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.