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A prominent article in The New York Times offers a highly critical look at how Hobart and William Smith Colleges handled a student's complaint that she was sexually assaulted by three football players. The article describes how the college quickly cleared the players -- and physical evidence that emerged backing the female student's complaints. The article also describes how the student felt her privacy was violated, and how she was subject to threats and harassment for having brought the charges.
Hobart on Sunday issued a statement disputing many points in the article. The statement said, for example, that while the article portrayed the case as one in which local authorities were not contacted initially, the local police were contacted within one hour of the report received by the college. The statement says that the college takes sexual assault cases seriously, and that in the past two years, Hobart has adjudicated seven charges of sexual misconduct, four of which led to students being "permanently separated" from Hobart.
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