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Education Department reviewing campus sex assault rules

The Education Department on Tuesday moved forward with plans to revise federal rules around campus sexual assault, paving the way for an overhaul of a polarizing Trump-era policy that President Joe Biden has vowed to reverse.

In a letter to the nation’s colleges and schools, the department said it will formally begin the process to amend federal rules around Title IX, the federal law that forbids sexual discrimination in education. The department is planning a public hearing on the issue and afterward will issue official notice that the rules are under review.

Biden called for a broad review of sexual

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Gregory Fowler to become University of Maryland Global Campus president

Now Fowler will take the helm of the public, online-focused school based in Maryland known as UMGC. It had more than 58,000 students in the United States in 2019, federal data show, and served tens of thousands more at locations around the world. Much of UMGC’s overseas enrollment comes from U.S. military service members and their families.

UMGC is a leader among public universities devoted mostly or entirely to online education. Fowler is the first African American named to serve as the school’s president on a long-term basis. (The interim president, Lawrence E. Leak, is also African American.)

Maryland higher-education

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Students ‘should stay on campus over Christmas holidays’, SAGE scientists warn

uni students - Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images Europe
uni students – Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images Europe

University students should stay on campus over the Christmas holiday, Government scientists have advised, due to concerns that they could spread coronavirus in their local community when they return home. 

Experts in the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have warned that risks of larger outbreaks “spilling over from [higher education] institutions” are more likely to take place towards the end of the academic term in December, according to SAGE meeting minutes seen by the i newspaper. 

“This could pose a risk to both local communities and families, and will require

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Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault.

The rules, which take effect Friday, expand the rights of the accused, narrow the definition of sexual harassment and reduce the scope of cases that schools are required to investigate, among other changes.

In a suit challenging the rules, attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia argued that the policy would block schools from investigating certain sexual abuse complaints and would discourage students from reporting assaults.

“As a

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