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State universities unveil new sexual assault policies

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Iowa's three public universities submitted final drafts of plans to deal with sexual assaults on campus.

The plans outline resources for victims and how to make a complaint.

The plans are in response to the Stolar Report -- which found flawed policeis caused the University of Iowa to mishandle sexual assault allegations against two former football players in October 2007.

The Board of Regents will review the policies at its meeting Thursday at UNI's Mauker Union.

The board will also vote next week on a four-percent tuition increase at the state's three public univerisities. Regents president David Miles says the tuition hike is in response falling state revenue. The universities have already cut $7 million from their budgets.

If it passes, annual tuition at the University of Iowa will increase to $5,782. And students at Iowa State and UNI would pay $5,756 a year.

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