Princeton Mishandled Sexual Violence Cases: Feds

The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights says Princeton University violated the law by improperly handling complaints of sexual violence and failing to end a sexually hostile environment for one student.

The department says it has reached an agreement with the university in New Jersey to resolve a civil rights investigation that stemmed from complaints made by multiple people. It says the university has agreed to re-examine how it handled cases going back three years.

It also says it will make other changes such as educating students and staff about the issue and coordinating better with local law enforcement.

A university spokesman had no immediate comment.

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