The University of Connecticut is one of 55 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for its handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Federal officials named the schools on Thursday.
Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school
A bill that would hold colleges responsible for preventing sexual assaults on campus passed unanimously on Thursday in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The bill was prompted by a federal lawsuit filed by five women against the University of Connecticut.
The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.
UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.
The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.
Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another star guard in Kemba Walker.
Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.
Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie, Amida Brimah (35), Niels Giffey (5) and Ryan Boatright (11) cheer at a break against Florida during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor, left, and Elizabeth Conklin, UConn's Title IX coordinator, right, listen to testimony from four women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at UConn at the Legislative Office Building, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. The four women have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school.
Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday about sexual assault prevention and response procedures at colleges and universities in the state. The hearing was prompted by a recent federal complaint against the University of Connecticut.