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UW-System joins other universities to combat sexual harassment in higher education

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The UW-System announced that it's joining universities across the country to combat sexual harassment in higher education.

This comes after two faculty members at UW-Milwaukee were charged for sexual misconduct.

The UW-System is joining a national effort to reduce sexual assaults on campus.

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone says it will benefit both faculty and students.

"Greater awareness. Greater reporting. Greater opportunities for individuals when they see something, through bystander intervention types of training," said UWM Chancellor Mark Mone. 

The announcement comes after one UWM professor was charged with sexually assaulting a student on campus and another was charged with possession of child pornography.

"It's also important that they understand we will respond quickly to these actions," said Roy Cross, UW System President.

Cross says the new policies are a big step in combating sexual assault but there's more work to do.

"Please come forward. We need to know. This is intolerable. This type of victimization is unacceptable. We have zero tolerance policy."


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