Stanford dean finally resigns thanks in part to AIM’s relentless activism

July 20, 2023

By Accuracy In Media

Thanks in part to Accuracy in Media’s activism, controversial Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tirien Steinbach has made the decision to step down from her post at the University of Stanford School of Law.

Steinbach was subject to a widespread, repeated call for Stanford to fire her from The Stanford Review and numerous national publications including the Boston Globe and the Washington Post, after helping escalate a student disruption and allowing Judge Kyle Duncan, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, to get shouted down. Read more about the incident here.

At the time, Stanford gave a limp apology but did not dismiss Steinbach. Since the university would not hold Steinbach accountable, Accuracy in Media sent a mobile billboard straight to the Stanford campus. We also leveraged our activists and sent them to, which sends a message directly to the Stanford Board of Trustees.

The billboard was covered by multiple outlets, including The Daily Signal, Campus Reform and the National Review. Our activists sent nearly 8,000 emails to the Board of Trustees.

Stanford Law put Steinbach on leave in March, but did not clarify at the time whether the leave was voluntary or pending discipline. But the university had neither dismissed her nor reinstated her when it was announced she was “pursuing another opportunity.”

“These crybullies throw metaphorical punches all day long and they never have to take one in return, and that’s where we step in,” Adam Guillette, president of Accuracy in Media, said at the time. And this time, the punch landed.


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