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US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will issue new rules to colleges and universities for addressing sexual harassment or assault cases, lessening their liability for incidents that happen off-campus, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The new policies would also strengthen the rights of students accused of assault, harassment or rape and seek to provide more support for victims, the Times reported.Department of Education spokeswoman Liz Hill declined to discuss the proposed recommendations with Reuters.
"We are in the midst of a deliberative process. Any information the New York Times
claims to have is premature and speculative, and therefore we have no comment," Hill said.
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