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Western's sexual assault prevention efforts lacking, administrators agree

What the meetings have mostly focused on: • Haven (required by Clery Act; Office of Civil Rights recommended making mandatory) • Sexual assault campus climate survey (required by 2015 state legislation) • Memorandum of understanding with law enforcement (required by 2015 state legislation) • Compliance with the federal investigation into Western • Revising policy (to be compliant with federal guidelines)

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Former Huxley student frustrated with how Western handled sexual harassment case

By Asia FieldsContent warning: sexual harassmentStirling Scott, the student who reported Huxley associate professor Paul Stangl for sexual harassment, did everything Western tells students to do in these situations. She went to the Equal Opportunity Office (twice) to report him and provide her story.However, the first investigation found that Stangl’s behavior was inappropriate but not severe enough to be considered sexual harassment, according to the EOO’s final report. And even after a second investigation resulted in a finding of sexual harassment, according to EOO documents, Stangl is still teaching at Western.

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