As the Education Department tells it, colleges and schools could collectively save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade under its forthcoming sexual-misconduct regulations.

That’s because the proposed rules — at least, in their draft form — would lower the bar for when colleges must conduct sexual-assault or sexual-harassment investigations under Title IX, the federal gender-equity law.

The logic is simple, according to Betsy DeVos, the education secretary: If campus administrators were conducting fewer investigations, colleges wouldn’t have to spend as much money on them…

The Chronicle of Higher Education