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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014, 9:29 A.M.

SR: WSU, UI Must Focus On Safety

The University of Idaho and Washington State University are being investigated for not responding adequately to reports of assault. Investigated, not found guilty. But it should be no comfort to officials on either campus that out of more than 4,000 public and private institutions of higher education they were among 55 singled out by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Most times, it would be flattering to be lumped in with Harvard and Dartmouth of the Ivy League, or the University of Michigan among great state universities. This is not one of those times. Providing a safe environment for all students should be a university’s first obligation. What parent would hand their young scholars off to a college without that fundamental assurance?/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Do you consider UI/WSU campuses safe?

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