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As part of Title IX investigation, feds to visit Stanford next week

Original post made on Jan 10, 2017

The U.S Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will be visiting Stanford University next week to talk to students about the school's handling of sexual violence as part of its investigation into several cases filed by students alleging the university violated their rights under federal anti-discrimination law Title IX.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:32 PM

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Posted by Wow!
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Wow! is a registered user.

Hopefully this will encourage more young women to come forward and tet the OCR know how Stanford treats them so badly.

Small wonder so many parents discourage their daughters from even applying to Stanford in the last couple of years!


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Posted by False
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

"Small wonder so many parents discourage their daughters from even applying to Stanford in the last couple of years!"

This statement is not true at all, but I would like to see the data that wow is using to make his claim.


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Posted by Ron
a resident of Southgate
on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

The proper place for rape/sexual assault accusations is the local police department. Colleges have no qualifications to investigate.

After Trump becomes President, next week, the proper route of justice will ensue, because his departments will refuse to acknowledge college campuses as the proper place to judge criminality. This is a good thing, IMO.


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Posted by tired
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

Why do Paloaltoonline and this author only cover these types of stories? This was a letter send by Stanford to all students - it is not part of a big scheme. Why should this even be a news? Didn't this author find anything good to write about this University where so many students, researchers, and professors work so hard to improve people's lives, especially in the medical field?


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Posted by WhyNot
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

Glad that there is authority finally looking into a big university under the hood.

For those wondering why the PA Online is covering the story, maybe they should ask themselves why the OCR is coming to Stanford in the first place. This is indeed a big issue.

Maybe then they can think about those poor young people who were violated. They are also someone's children who got silenced by the university, after being assaulted.

The parents paid for their kids to be at Stanford for a fantastic educational experience, not to be sexually attacked. We all remember the ordeal the Brock Turner victim went through...hopefully OCR could put such behavior to an end.


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Posted by Grab them by the ******
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

I agree with Ron -- the last thing Trump is going to be interested in investigating is sexual assault.


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Posted by mouthpiece
a resident of another community
on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Hi WhyNot -
As you and I know, Brock Turner victim or her sister were not Stanford students. [Portion removed.] With all the policing going around at Stanford currently, it may be safer than other campuses.
[Portion removed.]


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Posted by Baloney
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Baloney is a registered user.

I don't think I would want my daughter to attend Stanford. There is too little supervision in the dorms, the frat houses and at campus activities in general.

Stanford has all these kids, overprotected most of their lives, and experiencing their first dose of freedom. Naturally, they take too much freedom and get into trouble.

The Stanford athletes seem to be cut a lot of slack, seem to have more free time to get into trouble with. We often see them hanging out at the Equestrian Center, trolling for girls, when they should be practicing their sport-- that's what their afternoons are for!


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Posted by laughableOCR
a resident of another community
on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

OCR - The most inefficient Government organization in the world. They can not even complete investigations that were started years ago. I saw one of the cases from Princeton that was started as early as 2012 and still active.


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Posted by john_alderman
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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Posted by sad
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

The overriding issue here is Stanford's need to maintain their brand. In the mid-80's, while temporarily staying in Escondido Village, there was ongoing smacking and screaming coming from a nearby apartment. When I contacted Stanford authorities, I was told they didn't interfere with these things because of "culture differences." (The couple were foreign grad students).
I said we were in this culture and it was against the law (barely at that time). I was given a harumpf and stonewalled.
These things don't happen at Stanford was and is the mantra.


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Posted by Hmmm...
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Hmmm... is a registered user.

Sounds like what we went through with Stanford in reference to a child abuse problem at Escondido Village in 2003!

The peeps were grad students from China who were smacking their daughter around, locking her out on cold nights, etc. she was only three yrs old!

We finally called PAPD, who at least talked to the couple and gave them a warning after explaining the law in this country.

Stanford Police said they could not interfere in a culturally sensitive issue, such as how children are raised in the PROC!


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Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm

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