So the jury finds the school negligent, but the University spokeswoman still says she thinks the verdict means the jury thought he received a fair hearing? Um, no, Laurie, the jury said you were negligent. That means this kid did NOT receive a fair hearing. It's too bad the University is not expressing a shred of responsibility for that, or saying anything about changing its ways.
The jury may have assumed his guilt just like the school did, based on what the girl said happened. Remember that the judge would not allow him to prove his innocence for the alleged rape.