Mount Saint Clare College in Clinton has agreed to pay a 15-thousand dollar fine for failing to report campus crimes to the U-S Department of Education. College administrators negotiated with the federal agency and got the fine lowered by 40 percent. Tom Myers is interim president of Mount Saint Clare.Myers says the school admits no wrongdoing, but decided to drop any appeals and agree to pay the fine.The 1998 Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crimes. Myers says Mount Saint Clare and a few other colleges misinterpreted the federal rules. Mount Saint Clare was founded in 1918 by the Sisters of St. Francis and offers four-year degrees in the liberal arts.The institution has filed federal campus crime reports for the past three years.
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