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Amherst And UMass Face Federal Probes

Amherst And UMass Face Federal Probes

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(Amherst, MA)  –  Amherst College and UMass Amherst are among the colleges being investigated by federal officials for their handling of sex abuse cases.  Thursday the US Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities that will face scrutiny.  Those on the list were singled out for compliance review or because complaints were filed against them.

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