Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01, a survivor of sexual abuse by deceased English professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D ’77 during her time as a graduate student, returned to campus to meet with General Counsel Debra Zumwalt to request that the University contribute $1 million to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Stanford denied Chu’s request. However, both Zumwalt and Provost Persis Drell have since offered to make personal donations to RAINN. Chu requested that they donate in honor of “every victim and every survivor.”
On Sept. 30, the University’s written sexual assault policy, as outlined in the Annual Safety, Security & Fire Report, included new language aimed at establishing a clear parallel between University policy and California’s SB 967.
A bartending service, a Japanese memory foam mattress company and many a Chinese tutoring service once had one thing in common — their use of Stanford’s name to sell their product.