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Dartmouth To Host Discussion On Sexual Assault

BOSTON — Representatives from 64 colleges and universities around the country are gathering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Monday to discuss strategies for dealing with sexual assaults on college campuses.

College and university administrators say they are feeling pressure from the federal government to do more to stop sexual assaults on campus.

Monday morning they hear from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon and from former Northeastern University professor David Lisak.

Lisak’s research has shown that most campus sexual assaults are caused by a few men. That has given some administrators hope that they can develop strategies to control the problem.

Monday afternoon, high-ranking officials from the Education and the Justice Departments will offer their perspectives.

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