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By Katy Murphy at San Jose Mercury News
STANFORD -- A Stanford sexual assault victim, furious that her assailant will be allowed to graduate this month, is demanding tougher sanctions and other changes in university policy.
"Stanford did not expel the man who raped me," Stanford senior Leah Francis wrote in an open letter that circulated rapidly online this week.
On Thursday, hundreds of men and women converged on White Memorial Plaza to show their support for Francis and call for swifter resolution, stiffer penalties and more support for victims.
Carrying signs that stated "Support survivors," "Punish rapists" and "No one should have to live in fear," they marched to the office of the vice provost of student affairs, Greg Boardman, who is considering Francis' request, asking him to "get on board...
Schools: Stanford University