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Federal government approves controversial University of Montana sexual harassment policy

October 1, 2013

Even after a major revision to a policy on sexual harassment, the University of Montana (UM) is still causing alarm among its faculty and other watchdog organizations for impeding on basic free speech rights.

According to a Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) news release, UM's new sexual harassment policy has gained the approval, from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), it had been waiting for. Despite the revision and federal approval, FIRE still claims it contains language that threatens faculty and students rights to free speech under the First Amendment...

Schools: University of Montana