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Last Updated May 31, 2016 08:36AM

It’s nearly impossible to pinpoint how many students are sexually assaulted on Utah’s college campuses every year. Under the federal Clery Act — which took effect in 1991 to inform students of dangers on campus — institutions that receive federal …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Nisha Kavalam visits with University of Utah classmates as she prepares for her May graduation ceremony in the College of Social Work at Kingsbury Hall. Kavalam says administrators mishandled a sexual assault investigation after she reported being raped by a classmate. Not just BYU: Students at other Utah colleges say sexual assault investigations can be harrowing
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  • Utah’s highest-scoring charter schools don’t outsource administration
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  • DATC graduates largest-ever class
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  • |  AP file photo So far, challengers for Utah school board are outraising incumbents
    Newcomers vying for a seat on the Utah Board of Education are raising more campaign funds than their incumbent opponents, according to disclosure repo...
    Updated May 23 2016 12:14 pm   |     |   Share


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