ON-Lion Letter
In May, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education issued a findings letter announcing a resolution agreement with the University of Montana, ending a joint federal investigation into the university's policies and practices regarding sexual harassment and assault.  The findings letter -- which refers to the agreement as "a blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country to protect students from sexual harassment and assault" -- explains the Departments' interpretation of applicable legal standards and the terms of the agreement and defines sexual harassment as "any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature."

Between the findings letter and the resolution agreement, almost 50 pages of text comprise the new federal "blueprint" for campus sexual-misconduct policies.  So the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Philadelphia has compiled answers to questions about what all this means and what's so bad about the blueprint.

FIRE's compilation covers the context of the letter, the threat to free expression presented by the blueprint, and additional information for lawyers, college administrators, and professors. 

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports FIRE.
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