We Made A ‘Mistake’: Rice University Officials Apologize, Say They Mishandled Case Of Alleged Sexual Assault

An anonymous opinion piece published in the student newspaper, The Rice Thresher, prompted the apology from university officials.

By Jen RiceOctober 1, 2019 10:00 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

In an anonymous opinion piece published Tuesday in the student newspaper, The Rice Thresher, a recent Rice University graduate said the university awarded another student a degree, even after finding credible allegations that he sexually assaulted her. On Friday evening, the university sent out an apology, saying their decision to award the degree was a mistake – and in the future, they’re changing the way they handle these cases. 

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