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NY Times article prompts legislation
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is among a bipartisan group of senators drafting legislation to improve the way colleges handle sexual violence.
It comes in the wake of a story featured in the New York Times on Sunday.
In the report, an alleged victim, identified only as Anna, provided in-depth details of an alleged sexual assault at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The alleged assault occurred last September.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Anna deserves thanks for coming forward to tell her story.
Hobart and William Smith have issued a statement saying they disagree with the New York Times reporter's portrayal of the colleges, its students and its processes.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are among five New York colleges and universities being investigated the U.S. Education Department Title IX for unequal treatment based on gender.
The other four being investigated are Elmira College, Binghamton University, Hunter College and Sarah Lawrence College.