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'Stanford protects rapists': Protests amid the revelry at commencement

'Stanford protects rapists': Protests amid the revelry at commencement

The 1,775 Stanford University undergraduates who received their degrees at Sunday morning's commencement ceremony here paraded into the football stadium dressed as dinosaurs, astronauts, crayons, lions, 1920s flappers and Roman soldiers. It's an annual tradition known as the Wacky Walk, a carnival of costumes that enlivens the customary uniformity of dark caps and gowns.

Mingled amid the comic and the outlandish were students bearing a more serious message: Criticism that efforts to address sexual assault at Stanford and on other college campuses across the country are still inadequate. Graduating seniors held signs reading, "Teach Your Son Not to Rape," "Stanford...

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