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MU chancellor vows changes after assault report

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The University of Missouri's new chancellor says he is prepared to make the school "accountable and responsible" after an independent review faulted its response to a former swimmer's rape claims.

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's latest remarks amplify his comments when the Dowd Bennett law firm report was first released last week.

The review determined that the university fell short of federal standards for the reporting and investigation of sexual assault on campus. The report also found that administrators in Columbia should have investigated 20-year-old Sasha Menu Courey's 2011 suicide sooner. The swimmer alleged she was sexually assaulted during her freshman year by several football players.

Menu Courey's parents say they support the university's efforts to strengthen its policies.

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