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4 NY colleges face US federal sex assault probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal education officials say four New York colleges and universities are among campuses being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints.

They’re among 55 schools nationwide on a federal Education Department list released Thursday.

The New York institutions include Binghamton University, which is part of the State University of New York system, and Hunter College, part of the City University of New York. They also include Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in the Finger Lakes region, and Sarah Lawrence College, a heavily female college in the New York City suburbs.

Hunter, Sarah Lawrence and Hobart and William Smith all say they are committed to combatting any sexual harassment or violence and have looked for ways to improve their policies. Binghamton says it is complying with the investigation.

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