Brown University Faces The Challenge Of Campus Sexual Assault

Aug 26, 2014

A grand jury will not indict two Brown University football players who were accused of sexual assault by a student at Providence College. Universities around the country are facing controversy over how they handle sexual assault. Brown is one of more than 70 colleges under federal investigation.

Critics say colleges should do more to protect students and punish perpetrators of sexual assault. Brown officials have been reviewing their policy, and new students arriving on campus this week will receive more training on sexual assault.

Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison spoke with Frances Mantak, Brown’s Director of Health Promotion to find out more.

Brown University's Director of Health Promotion Frances Mantak.
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