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Report: Cornell, NYU saw hundreds of sex misconduct incidents

October 21, 2018 - 12:21 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Hundreds of instances of sexual misconduct were reported at two top New York colleges in just the first five months of 2018, according to a New York Post article.

A new state report showed 100 sexual misconduct complaints were made a New York University between January and May. The Manhattan college fell one place behind Cornell University, which has 199 complaints made.

In order to combat sexual violence on college campuses, New York State passed the “Enough is Enough” law, which mandates that colleges must report all complaints of sexual misconduct to the state.

The Post reports that a total of 1,762 complaints were made at 233 schools statewide in the five-month period.

About 12 students were expelled from their schools are a result of the complaints and subsequent investigations.

It’s believed the recent #MeToo movement has encouraged more victims of sexual assault to speak up and report the incidents to the schools.

Spokespeople for NYU and Cornell contended that the high number of reports is a result of better education and prevention programs.