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Legislature to hold hearings on UConn sexual assaults

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Connecticut lawmakers are planning hearings on the issues raised in a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Connecticut and its handling of reported sexual assaults. Seven students and recent graduates filed the Title IX complaint Monday, asserting that UConn responded to their cases with deliberate indifference or worse. Lawmakers passed legislation last year requiring that schools implement protocols for responding to sexual assault complaints. Republican leaders called Thursday for hearings to determine if the school is living up to its obligations under that law. The General Assembly’s Democratic leadership and Governor Dannel P. Malloy, also a Democrat, later agreed that the hearings are warranted.