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Two NC Schools On List of Federal Sex Assault Investigations

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WASHINGTON - The Education Department has taken the unprecedented step of releasing the names of the 55 colleges and universities currently facing a Title IX sexual abuse investigation.  In North Carolina, Guilford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were on the list.  Georgia's only school on the list was Emory University.  There were no South Carolina schools under investigation.

The release comes two days after a White House task force promised greater government transparency on sexual assault in higher education.

The agency previously would confirm such an investigation when asked, but students and others were often unaware of them.

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal funds. It is the same law that guarantees girls equal access to sports, but it also regulates institutions' handling of sexual violence and increasingly is being used by victims who say their school failed to protect them.

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