Senator McCaskill to speak at Mizzou about sexual assault

5 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 07 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Tuesday, October 07, 2014 4:45:00 AM CDT October 07, 2014 in News
By: Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Senator Claire McCaskill will be at MU Tuesday morning to speak about sexual assault on college campuses. 

As part of her "Claire on Campus" tour, McCaskill will talk with students, faculty and law enforcement about sexual assault and violence.

This comes after MU Police released two reports over the weekend that said two female victims were raped inside residence halls.

In July, McCaskill proposed legislation that she said would increase protection for students and strengthen accountability and penalities for offenders. 

McCaskill has said she believes universities often mishandle sexual assaults. She said her legislation would improve that. 

Several area colleges will also have representatives at the meeting. This includes Central Methodist University, Columbia College, Lincoln University, Moberly Area Community College, Stephens College, Westminster College and William Woods University.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the Mizzou campus.

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