If adopted, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to federal guidance on colleges’ sexual assault policies would likely require Stanford to revise several key aspects of its Title IX system, according to an analysis by the University’s Office of Institutional Equity and Access.
On Wednesday evening, University police banned the man who was reported harassing female students from campus and escorted him off University premises.
On Sunday, a sophomore undergraduate filed a police complaint against an unidentified middle-aged man who she said had been following and harassing her and other female students in the Cecil H. Green Library, Tresidder Memorial Union and CoHo over the past week.
Jill Thomas, who formerly worked with the Air Force as a judge, defense attorney and prosecutor, and the U.S. Attorney’s office, has been selected as Stanford’s Title IX coordinator and director of equity investigations.
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.
As the University looks to hire a new full time Title IX Coordinator following the announcement of current Coordinator Cathy Glaze’s ’80 JD ’85 retirement, Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) President Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Vice President Rosie Nelson — a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education — called for students to take part in the interviewing and selection process.
How and why would an individual forget traumatic experiences? This was one of the questions that prompted University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd Ph.D. ’83 to conduct in-depth research on the complexities of sexual harassment and abuse.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) found after a three-year investigation that aspects of Stanford’s policies on sexual harassment and sexual assault were not compliant with Title IX, Provost Persis Drell announced in a “Notes from the Quad” post on Tuesday.