Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

‘I am filled with furious anger‘: Biden writes letter to Stanford sexual assault victim | The Washington Post

Last week, Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, was sentenced to just six months and probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. When he handed down the sentence, California Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky said he understood the victim’s “devastation” but thought imprisonment would have a “severe” impact on Turner.

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On Eve of Graduation, University of Chicago Student President Faces Expulsion | The New York Times

On an afternoon in May, 34 protesters breached the locked doors of the administration building at the University of Chicago and dashed upstairs to the fifth-floor lobby of the president’s office. Sprawling on chairs and on the floor, equipped with food and chant sheets, they settled in for a long sit-in. The protesters, who were mostly students, demanded, among other things, a “living wage” for campus workers, more accountability from the campus police and disinvestment from fossil fuels.

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Opinion: Stanford sex assault case: Sentence was too short — but the system worked | The Washington Post

Last week, a California judge sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner to six months in jail for a horrifying sexual assault on an unconscious, alcohol-impaired woman. The resulting uproar over the sentence’s undue leniency risks missing the most important lesson of the case.

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