Former student sues, claiming university withheld degree over unresolved sex misconduct allegation

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'A former University of Massachusetts Amherst student has sued the school in U.S. District Court over its handling of a sexual misconduct allegation, adding to a growing pile of "Title IX" complaints by male students proliferating at campuses across the country.

Filed in federal court in Springfield on Oct. 11, the complaint alleges a former student was denied a degree over an unresolved 2016 allegation of sexual impropriety. The suit, filed on on behalf of "John Doe," names three college officials including Title IX Coordinator Debora D. Ferreira.

The complaint alleges college officials dragged their feet for nearly one year on the matter, and ignored recent directives from the nation's top education administrators.

The former student has moved on to a job in another state and the lawsuit is seeking an emergency order by the court to force the university to relinquish his diploma.'

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