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By Jon Marcus at Times Higher Education
Variable laws and calls for better protection of students have colleges negotiating a minefield of legal and PR issues
It was the stories that she heard from other students that persuaded Zoe Ridolfi-Starr to go public with her own.
An undergraduate at Columbia University, Ms Ridolfi-Starr said that she was sexually assaulted at the end of her first year. But it was not until she heard other women claiming mistreatment by their universities for reporting alleged sex attacks that she was finally persuaded to put the issue centre stage...