Ford earned an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology in 1988 at UNC.
Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing put a national spotlight on issues of sexual assault. In many ways, Dr. Blasey Ford's accomplishments are not particularly extraordinary: in addition to her BA from UNC Chapel Hill Blasey Ford has an MA from Pepperdine (1991) and PhD from University of Southern California (1996), both in psychology. Ford ended up testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations, but witnesses she named did not corroborate her story and no evidence was presented to support the allegations against Kavanaugh. "I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness", he said.
The website gives access to the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, as well as the End Rape On Campus project. "Watching the White House ceremony last night and listening to the President again cast doubt on the veracity of Dr. Ford's claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was hard for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand".
Ford attempted to avoid publicizing her name for this very reason, even as she alerted Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose office passed her statements to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, told reporters she wanted more time to read the report.
We will be forever grateful to you, Dr. Ford.
The UNC family supporting recognizing Ford as a distinguished alumna said they "recognize the inordinate courage it took for her to take the moral and ethical stand that she did in testifying about her sexual assault experience in front of the world".
To make that message clear, someone brillaint has snatched up the URL BrettKavanaugh.com, and filled it with resources for sexual assault survivors.