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Professor suggests distinguished grad award for Blasey Ford

October 9, 2018

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A petition seeks university honors for the woman who accused Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school.

Multiple media organizations report Christine Blasey Ford is being nominated for an award honoring distinguished graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award honors graduates who made outstanding contributions to mankind.

Ford graduated from the country’s first public university in 1988 with a degree in psychology.

UNC English professor Jennifer Ho says in a nomination letter that Blasey Ford should be honored with the award bestowed by the campus board of trustees because she set an example speaking out against sexual assault during last month’s nationally televised congressional hearing.

Kavanaugh denied her accusations and joined the Supreme Court on Saturday.

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