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Wyden Presses UO Over Handling Of Bigby-Williams Rape Allegations


Kavell Bigby-Williams (left) in March 2017.

Kavell Bigby-Williams (left) in March 2017.

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Oregon’s senior U.S. senator, Ron Wyden, is demanding more information from the University of Oregon on how it handled a rape allegation leveled last year against one of its basketball players.

An article published in Sports Illustrated last month raised questions about whether the UO followed its own policies on student sexual misconduct after being notified of the allegations against Kavell Bigby-Williams.

In a letter late last week to UO President Michael Schill, Wyden wrote that he was “deeply troubled” by the report, written by UO student and freelance reporter Kenny Jacoby.

“If these reports are accurate, they raise major questions about the university’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe campus environment,” Wyden wrote.

Read the full story at the Register-Guard.

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