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University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall.

Board of Regents chairman Dean Johnson announced at the board's meeting in Duluth on Friday that the university's chief auditor will manage the review.

"Over the past several months the University of Minnesota endured a difficult period," said Johnson. "We must take a step back and learn so we can do better."

The university has been praised and criticized for how it handled allegations by a student who accused multiple players of sexually assaulting her at a postgame party last September.

Prosecutors declined...

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