News

WSU among schools in sex abuse inquiry

WSU among schools in sex abuse inquiry

AP News

PULLMAN, Wash. –┬áThe U.S. Education Department says Washington State University is among 55 colleges facing a Title IX investigation over their handling of sexual abuse complaints.

Washington State officials say the department’s Office of Civil Rights notified WSU in January 2013 about a complaint alleging the university failed to adequately respond to sexual harassment reports.

Those included incidents of sexual assault.

Details of the complaint were not available.

WSU officials say they contacted the civil rights office after receiving the complaint and asked to participate in the agency’s “voluntary resolution” process, meaning the university would work with the agency to make improvements in policies and practices.

The school says since that time, WSU has been cooperating with the office to provide information.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

13-overlay19

This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

votto

Here's a look at some of the major sporting events happening this weekend.

in Sports

WWE legend Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61

Rowdy Roddy Piper with Doug Lange and Mark Scholten

Piper, born Roderick Toombs, was the second WWE Hall of Famer to die this summer following the June death of Dusty Rhodes.

in Sports

This week’s best sports shots

AP_525787848997

A look back at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

in Sports

No surprise: Jameis Winston named Buccaneers starting QB

bucscamp

Coach Lovie Smith officially named the first overall pick in the NFL draft his starting quarterback on Friday, saying the 2013 Heisman Trophy is ready for the role.

Bellingham Traffic