By Hugh McQuaid
HARTFORD, Conn. – A group of legislators representing every female member of the General Assembly outlined a bill Thursday that they hope will improve how universities in Connecticut respond to sexual assaults on or near their campuses.
The proposals were crafted based on legislative hearings convened last year after seven current and former University of Connecticut students filed a complaint against the school claiming the university violated their rights by showing “deliberate indifference” when they reported being raped or sexually harassed. Four of the students also filed a lawsuit based in part on the university’s response to their complaint.
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