This New York Times article covers what happened after
The case involved a woman, a sophomore, who had met a player on Stanford’s powerhouse football team at a fraternity party one Saturday night. They went back to her room where, she said, he raped her. He said they had consensual sex.
There was a hearing in front of the university’s kangaroo court in 2015. Then there was some litigation in a government-run courthouse: “After the case ended, she sought a temporary restraining order in state court against the man.” Now there is this epic-length New York Times story with more than 1400 comments (here’s mine:
This is a good argument for colleges to stop running sports teams, dormitories, etc. If they were to focus on teaching they could probably do a better job at it. With all students living in private housing, an alleged rape (unless it occurred in a lecture hall during a lecture) would be purely a matter for government law enforcement personnel.
Even before we add rape adjudication into the mix, how can managers who are trying to run a Four Seasons-grade hotel and restaurant complex and also NFL/NBA/MLB-grade sports teams also have attention left over to try to improve the way that education is delivered?
[I wonder if my comment is correct, though. The Obama Administration in 2011 ordered colleges standing under the shower of federal cash (e.g., loan subsidies) to set up kangaroo courts. Might that order apply even to a college with no dorms or sports? So the college with no way to monitor what students are doing after class has to set up a court to hear about stuff that happened off campus?]
How much administrative and legal process and media attention can a society afford to invest in after late-night private encounters between 20-year-olds before it becomes a serious drag on GDP growth?
- Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (a.k.a. majoring in partying and football)
- California litigation following a short-term rental by a Berkeley professor to a Sarah Lawrence professor (the landlord has a job “inquiring” into “gender and sexuality” while the tenant has “interests” in “cultural diversity” and “social contract theory”)
- Stanford’s bureaucrats respond to nytimes
- Stanford’s lawyers respond to the woman suing them
- California family law (litigation following an encounter that results in pregnancy)
- Child Support Litigation without a Marriage