The ASSU Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition held a workshop to explain how students can participate in the public comment period regarding recent changes to Title IX policies proposed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
As college sexual assault policies draw increased scrutiny amid ongoing federal changes, documents reviewed by The Daily suggest that Stanford has publicly misrepresented aspects of its own Title IX practices.
On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the release of a campus sexual assault policy proposal that, if enacted, would reduce liability for universities and narrow the definition of sexual harassment.
Stanford affiliate Christine Blasey Ford has come forward as the author of a letter sent to Senator Dianne Feinstein ’55, the Washington Post reports. Ford’s letter, the contents of which became public Friday, accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the early 1980s.
A Stanford affiliate may have played a role in connecting Dianne Feinstein ’55, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a letter some say discusses potential sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while he was in high school, multiple media outlets report.
Updated federal sexual misconduct policies, spearheaded by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will provide more protections for the accused, raise the bar for what constitutes assault and lower universities’ liability, according to information obtained by The New York Times.