BDN Examines University’s Responses in Sexual Violence Cases

A Bangor Daily News column titled Arguably reported in the last five years at the University of Maine, there were 62 reported cases of sexual violence, harassment, stalking, hazing, intimidation or physical assault among students.

In those cases, the BDN reports 47 students were found responsible for violations through the university’s hearing process; one student was expelled and eight were suspended. The majority of punishments included probation, mandatory meetings with school officials, no-contact orders and community or education-related projects. The BDN also continued its reporting on Zedric Joseph, a former University of Maine football player facing murder charges in Florida.