In Response to: 'Fully Compliant'

Princeton’s new sexual-assault policy (On the Campus, Oct. 8), adopted in response to federal funding-withdrawal threats, is shocking. Since when does Princeton look with favor upon a policy that can ruin a student’s reputation based on a finding that “it is more likely than not” that he did something wrong? Imagine your son being falsely accused of sexually assaulting a female student and you being told that although the facts are murky, he “probably did it” and therefore is deemed guilty under the new standards. Many emotion-laden injustices will be visited upon young men if this new “standard of evidence” isn’t reconsidered and rejected.

Steven R. Duback ’66