Virginia governor urges crackdown on campus sexual misconduct

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state must do more to combat sexual violence on college campuses. In his annual State of the Commonwealth address to the legislature Wednesday evening, the governor proposed that Virginia develop a unified sexual misconduct policy for all the state’s public colleges and universities by July 31. He also proposed that state colleges begin placing a notation on students’ academic transcripts when they are removed from school for violating the institution’s sexual misconduct policy, code of conduct or honor code. The governor’s proposals come in the wake of a controversial report in Rolling Stone magazine about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. The magazine’s reporting has been called into question, but it nevertheless raised public awareness of sex abuse on campus.

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