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Family of Slain Student Sues Yale, Saying It Fails to Protect Women

The family of Annie Le, the Yale University graduate student who was killed in a research building by a laboratory technician in 2009, filed a lawsuit against the university and its medical school today, accusing the university of failing to “ensure the safety and security of women,” the Hartford Courant reported. Lawyers for the family said Ms. Le was a victim of a climate of tolerance toward sexual harassment and assault that led some women to file a Title IX complaint against the university, which the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating. In a statement, the university said that there was “no basis” for the suit and that “no reasonable security measures could have prevented” the attack on Ms. Le.

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