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Dec 9 2014
We must eliminate the culture of silence on campuses across the nation. On my campus, most students do not have a problem admitting that sexual assault occurs, however, the culture surrounding sexual assault makes it an enigmatic issue where bystanders do not feel empowered to do something. As...
Dec 8 2014
The statistics are alarming for sexual assault on college campuses. The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that nearly one in five women are sexually assaulted in college. And although all assaults should be prosecuted, very few cases are brought to justice.
Dec 5 2014
An engaging live performance can provoke thoughts we would not otherwise have; it may make us feel connected to others — or isolated— or invite us to rethink our past experiences. It can shine a light on injustices or inadequacies in our society and inspire the audience to reflect internally and...
Dec 5 2014
At the Clayman Institute’s Autumn Artists’ Salon lecture on October 20th, poet and Stanford English Professor Kenneth Fields shared his poems, his life experiences, and his characteristic dry wit during his talk named, “The Poet as Two Poets”. From his writing method to his career path, Professor...
Nov 17 2014
On November 6, 2014, we united faculty, staff, scholars, advisors, students and community members who have been long-time supporters of the Clayman Institute at Stanford University over the past four decades. Addressing the crowd of over one hundred guests, Clayman leaders from past and present...
Nov 16 2014
Autumn may be a time for nature to begin winding down the year, but for many businesses and academic institutions, it represents a resurgence of activity after the summer holidays. Industry gatherings and networking events abound, offering opportunities to help propel careers forward. What better...
Nov 15 2014
10. You were too young, busy, or maybe even unaware to watch the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. The Hill-Thomas Hearings were a landmark event bringing sexual harassment into public conversation. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power offers an overview of the most significant moments of the...
Nov 15 2014
Before the lights dimmed in Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall for a special screening last October of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, the film’s star, law professor Anita Hill, took the stage to thundering applause. “It’s just amazing looking out into [a crowd of] so many young...
Nov 15 2014
The day that I was first exposed to the concept of unconscious bias was back in fourth grade. My middle school took a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, as part of our History curriculum on learning about the Holocaust. Before entering the museum, we were presented with two doors...
Nov 2 2014
In 1974, the Center for Research on Women (CROW) opened its doors on the Stanford campus. Over the next four decades, CROW, now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, tackled ground-breaking topics in women's health, longevity, and interdisciplinary research. Today, the Clayman Institute is one...

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