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.
A public letter in support of Stanford-affiliated research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, who last month came forward with sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has garnered more than 1,170 signatures from students, alumni and faculty. The document also proclaims support for all sexual assault survivors at Stanford.
In diametrically opposed but equally emotional testimony, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Bay Area-based and Stanford-affiliated research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, faced off in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The explosive hearing, in which senators questioned Ford and Kavanaugh for almost nine hours in total, will play an important role in the votes of key senators in the Senate-wide confirmation vote scheduled for Friday.
Alum Lizet Ocampo on Ryan Bounds’ judiciary nomination.
As a freshman in high school, Grace O’Brien ’19 became interested in how she could expand access to hearing aids in areas where such accommodations weren’t readily available or affordable. By her sophomore year in high school, O’Brien had started her own nonprofit, Ears for Years Inc. O’Brien still runs the nonprofit, and her discussion about this project with The Stanford Daily is below.
As a general matter, it’s not a simple thing to get the Supreme Court to hear a case. We don’t often know how the Court makes those decisions, but it’s safe to say that your odds of getting the Supreme Court to hear your case are about one in a hundred. That said, the Court is much more likely to hear a case if, as was the case here, the U.S. Government is the one asking, and the Court often does step in on highly publicized cases (see, for instance, the recent marriage equality and Affordable Care Act decisions).