The human cost of college administrations’ negligence and ineptitude when it comes to handling rape allegations is monstrously high. In far too many cases, the victim, denied a fair hearing process, drops out while his or her assailant graduates unscathed. This is something we should keep in mind even as activists, administrations and lawmakers endeavor to find a future solution: countless students, poorly served under the old and extant policies, are still struggling in the aftermath of institutional neglect.
So excited to see the coverage of the campaign to get my an honorary degree - the highest honor that Tufts can bestow upon someone. While it won’t fix the irreparable damage caused by the abuse and their apathy, I am honored that students and alumni are in my corner.