Yale Officially Declares 'Nonconsensual Sex' Not That Big of a Deal

The word "rape" does not factor into Yale's new report on how the university is handling sexual misconduct; instead, the act is described as "nonconsensual sex," and it's usually punishable by "written reprimand." (Sometimes rapists have to spend some time thinking about respect!) According to the report, five of the six… » 8/01/13 12:40pm 8/01/13 12:40pm

Duke University Will Train Feminist Bloggers

Duke University's Women's Center is launching a new media activism program called Write(H)ers that will help "create a community of feminist-oriented writers," according to the Duke Chronicle: program members will participate in personal blogging and workshops with professional journalists (including Jill Filipovic,… » 2/18/13 4:20pm 2/18/13 4:20pm

'Pedo Parties' and Racist Ragers: Why Are Frat Bros Fixated on Fucked Up …

After Kappa Sigma fraternity suspended its chapter at Duke University following a racially insensitive Asian-themed rager — "Herro Nice Duke Peopre," the brothers wrote in the email invite — stories of other recent questionably themed gatherings started to circulate around campus. Highlights included a predominately… » 2/12/13 11:30am 2/12/13 11:30am

Duke Frat Bros in Trouble for Racist Asia Rager

Why are some fraternity brothers and sorority sisters obsessed with throwing racist shindigs and then compulsively photographing them so everyone on the internet can see how ignorant they are? It truly boggles the mind, but it's happened yet again, this time at — shocker — Duke University, an institute of higher… » 2/06/13 4:30pm 2/06/13 4:30pm

Duke Scientists Reinvent Lady Gaga as a Fern, Give Her Her Own Plant…

While winning a Grammy carries less and less clout by the year, there are still some honors a musician can achieve that actually mean something — the honors just happen to have nothing to do with music and everything to do with plant life. Scientists at Duke University have recently named 19 species of fern for Mama… » 10/23/12 12:00pm 10/23/12 12:00pm

Duke Fraternity Demonstrates Proper Way to Apologize For Being Racist

The fraternity responsible for throwing a party that encouraged invitees to dress like sexy Pilgrims and Indians has apologized for acting sort of racist. As an added bonus, they've reached out to the on-campus Native American student organization and refrained from calling for a round of high fives in the process.… » 12/08/11 1:50pm 12/08/11 1:50pm

Duke Brodudes Invite 'Pochahotness' to Attend Pilgrims and Indians…

For some, college learning comes in the form of classroom work, book reading, and late nights at the library. For others, it comes in the form of four years of public stupidity followed by confusion as to why people think you're acting like a dickbag. The Duke University fraternity behind a recent Pilgrims and Indians… » 12/05/11 4:50pm 12/05/11 4:50pm

Duke History Department Hosts "Fuck List" Forum

History majors at Duke have been invited to participate in an "informal gathering" between students and faculty discussing "Historical Perspectives on Karen Owen's Sex List." Invite after the jump, plus explanation from a professor involved. » 10/29/10 3:25pm 10/29/10 3:25pm

Duke "Fuck List" Gets The Today Show Treatment

We're well-versed in Karen Owen's 42-page PowerPoint thesis regarding her sexual adventures as a Duke undergrad. But perhaps you'd like to watch Duke students shrugging over the whole thing since, you know, everyone has sex? Secret's out. » 10/07/10 10:47am 10/07/10 10:47am

College Girl's PowerPoint "Fuck List" Goes Viral

Duke is in an uproar about a highly detailed "fuck list" that a recent female graduate made — in PowerPoint, complete with penis-size evaluations and dirty talk transcripts. We've got that document, and spoke exclusively to the now-contrite author. » 9/30/10 3:00pm 9/30/10 3:00pm

Obama Ist Ein Berliner, But Andy Giuliani Is Litigious

Barack Obama's already left Berlin, but the pictures remain. The last time I personally saw the Victory Column, I was 20 and in the midst of Berlin's enormous gay pride parade. Watching young men puke in the bushes while people passed by in front of a stone column was way less impressive than seeing a 20-foot-longpaper … » 7/25/08 11:00am 7/25/08 11:00am