Only four senators voted against the bill to ban gay conversion therapy — one of them was Kenneth P. LaValle, the representative for most of eastern Long Island and namesake of Stony Brook’s sports stadium.
Stanley said the university will advocate for a fiscal solution, but won’t be able to solve everything on its own, and that issues around state allocation and potential tuition increase are “political issues” that requires political, governmental and state solutions.
Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, has proposed changes to Title IX that would narrow the definition of sexual assault, making it more difficult for the accused to be held responsible in a 120-page leaked document.
At Wednesday’s Diversity Plan town hall, a panel of Stony Brook administrators and student representatives were asked to clarify the Athletic Department’s policies for investigating allegations of abuse.
As the U.S. Department of Education looks toward possibly altering the Title IX amendment of the Education Amendments of 1972, college students across the country are raising questions about how this could affect their rights in sexual assault cases.