On Tuesday morning, Provost Persis Drell released Stanford’s first Annual Title IX/Sexual Harassment Report. The 16-page document catalogues 190 reported incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence and other unwanted sexual conduct involving students, staff and faculty over the previous academic year, including case outcomes but not revealing details.
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.”
A confidential letter sent by Stanford to former graduate student Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01 reveals new details about Chu’s public accusations of sexual assault and harassment against now-deceased English Professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D. ’77.
Over the past few years, a diverse array of student organizations have sought to combat sexual assault on campus. Their initiatives have included workshops, conferences, student groups and collaboration with the administration — all of which tackle different aspects of the issue, including efforts in education and prevention, data transparency and University accountability and adjudication.
This has been one of the most eventful Dead Weeks during our time at this university, and the decisions made by the administration in the past few days have left us asking if Stanford cares at all about its students, our well-being or the issues that matter to us.
A rape was reported to a Campus Security Authority on Friday. While it has not been said when the report was made, the female victim said she was raped in the early morning hours on Sept. 30 and a Community Alert was sent by the University late that night. The assault, which was perpetrated by…
Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ), traditionally held on the first full moon of October, will instead take place winter quarter, possibly in an unfamiliar form.
One in Five, a new, unofficial Stanford student group aimed at promoting awareness on sexual assault, hosted a Student Congressional Summit with Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Monday at the Black Community Services Center.