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Ed official: Some campuses hostile to victims

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Education Department official is telling Congress that some colleges and universities are continuing to fail students by inadequately responding to campus sexual assault.

Catherine Lhamon (LAY'-muhn) is the department's assistant secretary for civil rights. She says her office has investigated more than a hundred such cases since 2009. In those cases, she says schools have done things like retaliating against students for filing a sexual assault complaint, delaying investigations and allowing perpetrators to remain in class.

She says in prepared testimony to a Senate committee that the Obama administration has made clear that now is the time to end such practices.

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