SEXUAL ASSAULT: U. Iowa Student Expelled
The University of Iowa has expelled a student for it says were multiple cases of sexual assault.
The university says one of the alleged assaults happened on campus in January.
In all of the cases the alleged victims declined to pursue criminal charges.
The student was expelled after going through the university’s disciplinary process.
In February students demanded the university’s president apologize for comments she made regarding sexual assault.
Sally Mason was quoted as saying, “The goal would be to end that, to never have another sexual assault. That`s probably not a realistic goal just given human nature, and that`s unfortunate.”
She later apologized and after a meeting with the Board of Regents, Mason offered a six-point plan to combat sexual assault on campus. It includes expelling rather than suspending sexual offenders and increased support for survivors.