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Ex-SAU student settles, withdraws lawsuit against university

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A former Southern Arkansas University student has reached a settlement with the university for its alleged “deliberate indifference” when she reported being sexually assaulted in 2015. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the woman will receive $55,000 and up to $5,000 for legal expanses from the university in Magnolia, according to a document obtained from SAU by the newspaper. SAU spokeswoman Caleigh Moyer said the university “admits no fault" and "believes the incident was handled in a very fair and caring manner to the complainant and in compliance with Title IX,” a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination at schools that receive federal money.

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