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The big picture: Higher education's sexual harassment hush money

A #MeToo protest
A #MeToo protest. Photo: Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nearly two-dozen schools across five major college sports conferences have paid millions in sexual harassment settlements in recent years to keep victims quiet.

The big picture: Schools and universities throughout the country have struggled to handle complaints of sexual assault and harassment for decades. With the #MeToo movement in full swing, how schools react to these cases will be more scrutinized than ever before.