The U.S. Department of Justice said it had resolved an investigation at Wheaton College, in Massachusetts. Nearly all of the other federal investigations listed in this tracker have been conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The University of California at Los Angeles has reached a settlement with two graduate students who alleged that campus officials had discouraged them from making a formal complaint that a professor had sexually harassed them. One student will receive $350,000 and the other $110,000, plus a yearlong fellowship. The university pointed out changes to its sexual-misconduct policies and procedures and said that in 2014, it had suspended the professor in question for a quarter without pay, required him to attend sexual-harassment training, removed him as director of a center, and restricted his contact with students.
The Office for Civil Rights said it had resolved an investigation at Frostburg State University, after finding that its policies and procedures did not comply with Title IX regulations and that two complainants and possibly other students were subjected to a sexually hostile environment.
The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened three new cases, one each at the College of Wooster, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and the University of North Texas at Denton. Each case is its institution's first in this era of enforcement.