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Doan interviewed by Huffington Post on sexual assault prevention study

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dr. Doan was interviewed by the Huffington Post about a grant to study college sexual assault policies. Here's an excerpt from the article, "These Researchers Are Trying To Take The Guesswork Out Of Combating Sexual Assault":

"Many colleges nationwide have reworked their sexual misconduct policies in recent years, either because of changes in federal or state law or after outcry from activists and survivors who accused the schools of mishandling sexual assaults. Yet in the rush to either come into compliance with the law or quell unrest on campus, colleges haven’t always devoted time or resources to systematically study what is working and what needs to change...."

Through the Heartland Sexual Assault Policies & Prevention on Campuses Project, "researchers will be taking inventory and assessing the scope of the problem and the unique factors on each campus, said Alesha Doan, the principal investigator on the KU project."

Read the full article.



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