Entire College Rugby Team Suspended Over Recorded 'Fuck a Whore' Chant

One chilly afternoon in late November 2014, a few dozen students at the University of Mary Washington gathered in a house about a half mile off their Fredericksburg, Virginia, campus for a party at a house rented by rugby players. For a Sunday, the mood was raucous, with students belting bar chants in celebration of… » 3/23/15 2:30pm 3/23/15 2:30pm

University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students in Racist SAE Video

President David Boren of the University of Oklahoma is not fucking around. Boren announced that two students identified as playing a "leadership role" in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon racist video incident have been expelled from the university. » 3/10/15 1:50pm 3/10/15 1:50pm

My, How Times Have Changed!

"Is College Bad for Girls?" asks this 1905 booklet—unearthed by Melinda Lo and found via Christian Nightmares—by E.J. Richards and available at turn-of-the-century physicians' offices everywhere. Good thing we no longer talk like that! » 3/05/15 12:00pm 3/05/15 12:00pm

Allowing Guns on College Campuses Will Not Save Women From Rape 

Today, the New York Times spotlights a movement at the intersection of two immensely violent American misunderstandings: first, the idea that carrying guns makes your surroundings safer, and second, the idea that the onus is on rape victims—rather than their rapists—to prevent their rapes. » 2/18/15 1:10pm 2/18/15 1:10pm

How to Get Your Fetus Ready for College

It's not an exact science, but there are little ways you can tell if you're carrying a child who is college-bound. One kick to the uterus every now and then with no discernible rhyme or reason? Eh. Roundhouse kicks to the bladder every hour on the hour? You've got yourself an overachiever. » 2/09/15 2:00pm 2/09/15 2:00pm

Bryn Mawr Health Center Helpfully Emails Students Weight Loss Tips

The private women's college Bryn Mawr emailed a group of students late last week encouraging them to join the new school-sponsored weight loss program. Students received the email based on their elevated body mass index, data that was mined from their medical records collected by the college's Health Center. » 1/30/15 3:00pm 1/30/15 3:00pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:10am 1/28/15 11:10am

Students' Stories of Depressingly Common Run-Ins with Campus Cops

Saturday night, after reading Times columnist Charles Blow's account of his son's detainment at gunpoint by Yale campus police, I was transported back to my own run-in with UCLA campus police in 2009. It was a typically relaxed Sunday evening, and I was headed home from the library. As I passed Ackerman Student Union… » 1/27/15 4:49pm 1/27/15 4:49pm

Sorority Report #2: Slather Yourself With Vaseline, 'No Natural Looks'

Mount Holyoke Cancels "The Vagina Monologues" For Transgender Students

Women's college Mount Holyoke has decided to stop performing Eve Ensler's classic play "The Vagina Monologues." The college has been annually performing theater classic for decades, but since Mount Holyoke redefined its definition of "woman" to include transgender students, many felt the play was neither inclusive nor… » 1/15/15 10:30pm 1/15/15 10:30pm

Sugar Daddy Website Shockingly Not So Popular With College Women

SeekingArrangement.com, the website that promises to set up broke young co-eds with "wealthy benefactors," has just released new data ranking college campuses across America according to how many women sign up at each. The biggest surprise? Not that many college students want to date rich old guys, actually. » 1/12/15 5:50pm 1/12/15 5:50pm

1 in 3 College Men Admit They Would Rape, If We Don't Call It 'Rape'

A small survey of college men points at something equal parts interesting and disturbing: one in three of them say they would be willing to "use force to obtain intercourse" as long as nobody would find out and there would be no consequences. But very few were willing to say they would commit rape, suggesting that… » 1/09/15 6:50pm 1/09/15 6:50pm

A Quarter of American Undergrads Have Kids 

Americans have a very specific set of stereotypes about undergraduate education, which these days likely involves some mutter-muttering about those dang millennials. But the college experience isn't so monolithic. For instance: 26 percent of undergrads are already raising children. » 12/16/14 4:00pm 12/16/14 4:00pm

White House Releases New Bystander-Focused Anti-Rape PSA

"This isn't a PSA about a sexual assault," Jon Hamms voice intones in the White House's latest PSA for their It's On Us Campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault. "It's about being the guy who stops it." » 11/13/14 10:30am 11/13/14 10:30am

WTF: A Bunch of College Campuses Have Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are terrible for you, a means of paying to drastically increase your skin cancer risk. The CDC disapproves, and so does the surgeon general. Seriously, they are dumb and terrible. And yet, according to a new study, they're alarmingly common on college campuses. What, because college was too healthy? » 10/31/14 12:30pm 10/31/14 12:30pm

Students at the University of Pennsylvania will be pleased to learn that their extracurricular activities have been turned into a class they can pay for: ENGL 111.301: Wasting time on the Internet is being taught by Professor Kenneth Goldsmith. According to the description, attendees "will be required to stare at the… » 10/28/14 3:00pm 10/28/14 3:00pm

Colleges Rarely Expel Students Found Responsible for Sexual Assault

By now, it's well established that colleges are pretty deplorable at responding to and adjudicating sexual assault cases. Of course, the institutional negligence and ineptitude doesn't end there: a new report shows that even when students are found responsible for sexual assault, it's very unlikely they'll be kicked… » 9/29/14 2:20pm 9/29/14 2:20pm

Clemson University Suspends All Their Fraternities After Student Death

Following the death of student Tucker Hipps, whose body was found after he reportedly disappeared from a fraternity outing, Clemson University has suspended all fraternity activities indefinitely. » 9/24/14 11:40am 9/24/14 11:40am

'I'm Shmacked' Kicks Its Rape Threat-Making Cofounder to the Curb

Some of you may recall the tragic tale of the tantrum of Arya Toufanian, the college party mogul who mere months ago acted foolish to a degree that should embarrass other people his age. Well, apparently his douchebaggery was too much for a site that glorifies the sort of college partying that would be grimly called a… » 9/23/14 4:45pm 9/23/14 4:45pm

Wesleyan Rules That Fraternities Must Accept Women

Wesleyan University leadership has determined that if fraternities want to continue to operate on Wesleyan's campus, they need to begin accepting women, and they need to start doing it within the next 3 years. » 9/22/14 12:00pm 9/22/14 12:00pm