Push to Expand Minnesota Law on Study Abroad Safety

February 6, 2015

Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education is recommending that a new law requiring the state’s institutions to report illnesses and deaths on study abroad programs be expanded to include disclosure of instances of sexual assault and other crimes, the Star Tribune reported. The office said this will result in better information for students and parents. Sexual assault reporting had been excluded from the original law -- the first of its kind in the country -- due to concerns about safeguarding victims’ privacy. 

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