NYS chancellor out as school response to sexual assault under fire

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Updated 2:55 p.m. ET

After a series of damning reports alleging a cover-up of campus sexual assaults by New York state’s university system, SUNY Chancellor James M. Malatras is expected to resign.

In October, Malatras announced he would be stepping down this fall; he gave no reason for the change of plans. But in the wake of The New York Times’ report outlining the university system’s response to campus sexual assaults, Malatras is now announcing he will give the four-year term scheduled to begin in 2020 to another SUNY official, according to the Albany Times Union.

The Times Union reports that Malatras told employees in a meeting Monday morning that he has “no regrets” about his handling of the recent scandal that cast a harsh light on many aspects of the university system and contributed to a precarious state in which New York has embarked. Malatras is also said to have told employees that he will continue to show support for the president of the university system, which includes SUNY campuses.

Read the full story on Mashable here.

Read an excerpt from The New York Times here.

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