UMass officials say they are working to expedite the release of results of their admissions investigation, which has focused on allegations of misconduct by some former students.UMass Lowell officials said Friday they are taking the matter seriously and that they have contacted the Office of the Attorney General and Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
The office declined to comment further on the matter.UConn also released its own report late Friday.
The university said it found that one former student has filed a civil lawsuit against the university alleging that he was sexually harassed and assaulted.
That person is not affiliated with the university, UConn said in a statement.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., told The Associated Press that the UConn report shows “a pattern of misconduct at UMass.
The alleged victim is not the one who is alleging any wrongdoing.”UMass is one of several universities under investigation by the Justice Department over allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
UConn also has been investigated by the Department of Education and the Justice Bureau of Civil Rights.
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