San José State Univ. Pays $1.6M In DOJ Title IX Settlement

By Max Jaeger (September 21, 2021, 9:13 PM EDT) -- San José State University agreed Tuesday to pay sexual assault victims $1.6 million and improve its Title IX office after the U.S. Department of Justice found the California school buried its head in the sand for years amid reports an athletic trainer was harassing and groping female students.

The school caused "significant and preventable injuries to students and employees" when it botched a 2009-2010 probe into student complaints, then retaliated against two employees while the trainer was allegedly allowed to prey on more students, the government said.

"No student should be subjected to sexual harassment at a college or university in...

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