Federal Probe of Sexual Assault at U. of Montana Yields 'Blueprint for Colleges'

A settlement announced on Thursday between the federal government and the University of Montana at Missoula over reports of sexual assault denounces the institution's handling of the issue, recognizing recent progress but requiring much more. The agreements reached in the case, with both the university and its public-safety department, could guide compliance efforts at colleges nationally.

For the last year and a half, Montana has been under scrutiny for its response to sexual