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University of Minnesota calls for 'bystander intervention' training to end sex assaults

Friday, November 10, 2017

The University of Minnesota should combat campus sexual assault with widespread training in “bystander intervention,” a special advisory group says.

In a report released Thursday, a team of university leaders recommended a concerted effort to teach students how to recognize and intervene in “situations in which sexual assault may occur” to help prevent the kind of sexual assault that rocked the Twin Cities campus last year.

It also lays out a series of new steps designed to curb a problem that is bedeviling campuses nationwide.

Read the full Star Tribune story.

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