Around the industry: University of California sexual assault cases prompt new review process

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  • California: University of California system President Janet Napolitano has announced a new sexual harassment review process in the wake of several cases involving UC faculty. Napolitano also ordered new action against former UC Berkeley law school dean Sujit Choudhry, who resigned last week after his former administrative assisted filed a civil lawsuit against him and the UC Board of Regents (Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 3/12). 
  • Illinois: Eastern Illinois University announced Friday that it will lay off 177 employees in the wake of a state budget stalemate. Housing and dining workers, as well as student-life and academic-support staff, are among those being laid off (Brown, "The Ticker," Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/11). 
  • New York: The faculty of Wells College has voted to eliminate standardized test score requirements for admission, letting applicants choose whether or not to submit their SAT or ACT scores. The changes will go into effect for those applying for the class of 2017 (Stoianoff, The Citizen, 3/12). 

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