Stanford’s graduation was marked by protests against the former student who has drawn attention to sexual assault at the California school and across the country, Brock Turner.
The 20-year-old will likely serve only three months for the rape of an unidentified unconscious woman during his freshman year, and graduates of the Palo Alto university held signs decrying the lenient sentence.
Turner, who has since been expelled, has drawn international attention for the light punishment and his general lack of taking responsibility, blaming his actions on alcohol.
His victim, a now 23-year-old who did not go to his school, wrote an impact letter shared widely by supporters and celebrities to highlight the terrible impact that the crime had.
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