Blasey-Ford nominated for UNC distinguished alumna award

Lost in the controversy of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the fact that his accuser of of sexual assault–Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. News broke yesterday that Dr. Blasey Ford has been nominated for its distinguished alumna award:

Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, stated in her letter nominating Ms. Blasey Ford that her testimony “was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

Justice Kavanaugh has denied attempting to rape Ms. Blasey Ford.

Ms. Blasey Ford has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNC, which she received in 1988.

According to the university’s web page, alumni must be nominated by Oct. 15 and have made “an outstanding contribution to humanity in any walk of life.”

“Any walk of life”—fair enough, but in my opinion it’s a bit presumptuous of Professor Ho to base her nomination on what she believes to be the truth when she has no way of knowing what the truth is in this matter.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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