Berklee College Under Federal Sexual Assault Investigation

This file photo shows a front entrance at Berklee College Of Music on Mass. Ave. –Sean Dougherty / Globe

The US Department of Education is launching an investigation of Berklee College of Music for its handling of an alleged sexual assault. The school is the latest local college to join the long list of campuses across the country being investigated for possibly violating federal law about addressing sexual assault complaints.

The Boston Globe reported:

“The investigation into the college began June 19, according to Education Department officials who declined to release more details about the case. Berklee president Roger H. Brown said the school has been notified that a complaint had been filed.

“We will comply fully, and we welcome any counsel on how we can improve,’’ Brown said in a statement to the Globe Monday.

The Department of Education’s initial list included eight New England campuses: Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College, Harvard University, Harvard Law School, UMass Amherst, UConn, and Dartmouth College. Since May, the list has grown to 64 schools.

Read the full Boston Globe story here.


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