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What Betsy DeVos’ new sexual misconduct regulations mean for victims, the accused, and schools

November 16, 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Anna Orso

The Trump administration on Friday announced an overhaul to how schools deal with allegations of sexual misconduct, drastically narrowing the pool of complaints that institutions of higher education will be required to investigate under Title IX.

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Paul Apicella, an attorney with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads who advises schools on Title IX, said the Obama administration encouraged schools to investigate any sexual misconduct report, on or off campus. Apicella said it’s unclear what the new regulations mean for fraternities, often recognized by schools as organizations but which routinely operate in privately owned houses.

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