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Tau Kappa Epsilon, a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is under investigation over allegations that some of its members inserted date rape drugs into the beverages of party attendees. According to police, several of the girls who attended the festivities had trouble standing or walking and experienced lapses in memory afterwards. Two of them had to go to the hospital. All of them had a red X on one of their hands, which was drawn on them while they were at the party.

Putting the drug Rohypnol, also known as a roofie, into someone ‘s drink has become a means of incapacitating someone prior to sexual assault. According to the search warrant affidavit, one of the women accused the fraternity of also trying to roofie women at another party the night before. Others said that on Friday, cups were placed below the bar while the drinks were made. Tau Kappa Epsilon’s chapter at the university has been suspended pending the investigation’s findings.

This is the same fraternity that last year was investigated over allegations involving three sexual assaults. No charges were filed in those probes.

A female student at Curry College says she was the victim of a Massachusetts sex crime that took place on campus. The incident allegedly occurred in a dorm building. Her assailant has not been identified but police are investigating the matter.

Curry College is just one of a number of Massachusetts schools in the media spotlight because of sexual assaults on college campuses. Just this week the US Department of Investigation announced that it is investigating 55 colleges and schools to determine whether they illegally handled complaints involving sexual harassment and violence. Schools in this state that are part of the probe: Boston University, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Emerson College, Harvard College and Harvard University-Law School.

Already, the Department of Education has said that Tufts University did not comply with rules about how to deal with sexual assault. Meantime, both Emerson College and Harvard University are accused of creating hostile environments for sexual assault victims.

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