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Journalist Who Reported On Mishandling Of Rape Cases At UMaine Farmington Explains Report

Bangor Daily News
Following a Bangor Daily News story that describes the mishandling of rape cases brought by two female students at the University of Maine Farmington, the school's interim president says changes are underway.

A story this week in the Bangor Daily News, describes the University of Maine at Farmington's handling of two students' claims of sexual assault by fellow students, in 2017 and 2018.

In both cases, the assaults were dealt with under the school's Title IX process, reporter Erin Rhoda writes that both cases were seriously mishandled, for reasons that are unclear. As a result of Rhoda's article, the University is taking action to make sure it's what interim president Eric Brown called "the best possible guardian" of students' safety and trust.

Rhoda spoke with Nora Flaherty on Maine Things Considered. You can read Rhoda's report here

Originally published 5:52 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019.