According to an investigative report released by KRON 4 News, the late Daniel Garza ’91 MD ’00, previous assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine and medical director for the San Francisco 49ers, sexually abused at least three Stanford students during his time at the University.
In light of President Hennessy’s recent unilateral decision to change the burden of proof in student misconduct proceedings when sexual assault or domestic violence is alleged, we began to question the legitimacy of the fact-finding process in those proceedings. In so doing, we reviewed the training materials provided to hearing officers for those cases. Those materials confirmed our suspicion that Stanford is putting its thumb on the scale of justice. Quite simply, judicial panelists are trained to be biased against the accused.