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Mason Holds Sexaul Assault Forum
IOWA CITY, Iowa, (AP) -- Under fire for her handling of sexual assault, University of Iowa President Sally Mason is sharing her experience of being assaulted by a random stranger when she was a college student in 1970.
Opening a public forum on sexual assault issues Thursday, Mason said a man in a trench coat groped her as she walked to class in Lexington, Ky., but she was able to get away.
Growing emotional, Mason told a group of about 200 that she wants young women on campus "to know where to go if something like that happens to them."
Mason apologized this week for saying that ending sexual assault "probably not a realistic goal, just given human nature."
The Iowa Board of Regents scheduled a meeting Friday to hear an explanation from Mason.
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