Bob Jones U. Criticized for Ending Sex Abuse Study

February 12, 2014

Bob Jones University is facing criticism for halting a study that it commissioned on the institution's response to sex abuse, The New York Times reported. The university has been vague about why it called off the investigation, just as the company hired to do it was wrapping up interviews. Those who gave interviews are feeling particularly vulnerable, having told their stories and now learning that nothing will be done to fix problems. Generally, the issues explored by the investigation have focused on reports that the university was dismissive of students who reported that they had been abused, and discouraged them from reporting the abuse, the Times said.


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