Stanford bans liquor from parties after sexual assault case shocks campus
Stanford University has banned liquor from campus parties with a new policy that critics say is a tone-deaf response to growing concerns about sexual assault.
The elite northern California school – which faced widespread scrutiny afterformer swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a fraternity – announced on Monday that “hard alcohol” and “shots” of liquor would be banned from all on-campus parties open to undergraduates.
The new rules – which also prohibit certain “high-volume” liquor containers from undergraduate housing – were unveiled months after Turner blamed his sexual assault on Stanford’s “party culture … surrounded by binge drinking and sexual promiscuity”. – READ MORE