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Feds End Ohio State Inquiry, Applaud Band Probe

The U.S. Education Department said it is closing a four-year federal investigation into Ohio State University's handling of sexual abuse allegations on campus. As part of the agreement, Ohio State agreed to revise certain policies and review the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints since the 2011-12 school year. The government said the investigation was proactive and not related to any specific complaints. The government agency also noted the university's recent investigation of a "sexualized culture" within the school marching band set important expectations for a culture of prevention. The university fired band director Jonathan Waters on July 24 after a two-month university investigation concluded he turned a blind eye to the band culture. Waters' supporters say he is a scapegoat.