U. Mich. Settles Title IX Claim Over Campus Sex-Violence Risk

By Max Jaeger (March 24, 2022, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The University of Michigan agreed to "major institutional reforms" Thursday to settle a class action alleging its longtime employment of a predatory former sports doctor evidenced a toxic environment where students face an increased risk of sexual violence in violation of Title IX.

The centerpiece of the proposed deal — which requires court approval — is the creation of a Coordinated Community Response Team to shape how the school prevents and responds to campus sexual violence.

Lead plaintiff Josephine Graham sued last year alleging an increased risk of sexualized violence on campus, based on how the school failed to adequately respond to allegations...

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