Noose Found Hanging from Tree on Duke University Campus

A noose made with yellow rope was found hanging from a tree on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina around 3 a.m. today. In an email to students, Larry Moneta, the school’s Vice President for Student Affairs, wrote, “I can’t begin to describe the disgust and anger I felt, and still feel.” » 4/01/15 9:30am 4/01/15 9:30am

Bianca Jagger to Speak on Oxford’s Shitty Sexual Assault Track Record

Bianca Jagger, persistent activist and former wife of Mick Jagger, will be using her opportunity as this year’s Longford Lecturer to speak out against Oxford University, one of the most venerated institutions of higher learning, for not taking its female students seriously when they make rape and sexual assault… » 6/02/13 12:30pm 6/02/13 12:30pm

Principal Pointlessly Threatens Student Who Protested Abstinence Rally

Katelyn Campbell, the high school student who notified the media about Pam Stenzel's insane abstinence-only presentation last week, is apparently being threatened by her principal. She says that George Aulenbacher, the principal at George Washington High School in West Virginia, said he'd call Wellesley College —… » 4/18/13 9:33am 4/18/13 9:33am

UNC Sends False Rape Alert, Won't Report Real Rapes

This past Monday, UNC's Department of Public Safety sent out a campus-wide email to inform/warn students and faculty that charges were brought against a non-student who allegedly falsely accused a student of rape. It came as a shock to many because the school hadn't told anyone that there was a potential rapist on… » 4/11/13 8:30pm 4/11/13 8:30pm

Oberlin Cancels Class After Series of Racist Incidents

Oberlin, the university where our friend lived in the vegan commune and dated her first gay boyfriend*, is currently having its ultra-liberal college cred threatened due to a string of incredibly disturbing incidents on campus. Worse than that, Oberlin was amongst the first schools in the nation to educate women and… » 3/05/13 5:40pm 3/05/13 5:40pm

Don't Even Worry About Those Drunk Pics of You Streaking. Your College…

For a long time, when you googled my BFF, now a successful literary manager, one of the first things that popped up was a review of a production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra that she directed in the basement of a pizzeria. The review was, how do I put this, fucking awful and specifically called my friend out… » 12/27/12 6:50pm 12/27/12 6:50pm

UC Berkeley Sex Columnist: Have Sex in the Library, UC Berkeley…

Katie already reported on the phenomenon of library sex — please sing that in your heads to the tune of Birthday Sex and later let's rewrite the words, OK? — but just to recap, Nadine Cho, the sex columnist for UC Berkeley's student paper The Daily Californian, encouraged students to get down and dirty in the stacks.… » 12/16/12 11:00pm 12/16/12 11:00pm

Going to College Makes You Gain Weight, But Also, So Does Not Going to…

Sorry Sophomores, I bet you thought you were in the clear if you made it through your Freshman year without ballooning into a big fat fatty. Wrong! While the "Freshman 15" is not a thing — actually, the fear of gaining extra pounds is probably more taxing to your body than the weight itself — it seems we had to find… » 10/16/12 10:00am 10/16/12 10:00am

U.K. Vet School Wrings Its Hands Over Dearth of White Guys

The U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College has decided that, since not enough white men are enrolling in its program, it ought to recruit them more aggressively. To that end, the college has included white men among the underrepresented minority groups that it targets in publicity materials, which have been specially crafted… » 8/19/12 2:00pm 8/19/12 2:00pm

Just Because Cheerleading Is Hard Doesn't Mean It's a Sport

Two, four, six, eight, to whom do we not allocate? Cheerleaders! At least, that's what the Second US Circuit Court has ruled in a case that pitted women's volleyball against competitive cheerleading. According to the ruling, although cheerleading is physically demanding, it doesn't qualify as a Title IX sport, and… » 8/08/12 11:30am 8/08/12 11:30am

Colleges Soon Required to Give Students Access to Free Sluttery-Causing…

On Friday, the Obama administration released a 32-page document clarifying some rules about the Affordable Care Act's Preventative Care Mandate. Namely, since birth control is preventative care and since preventative care is required to be fully covered by employer-sponsored insurance, colleges and universities will… » 3/19/12 1:30pm 3/19/12 1:30pm

It's Time to Stop Sneaking Vegetables Into Your Children's Desserts

You've probably heard of this whole cooking genre that's sprung up around parents sneaking vegetables into otherwise delicious sounding things like cakes and cookies. Well, a new study has looked into how accepting of these sneakily nutritious snacks kids were, and it's beginning to seem like going to the trouble of… » 3/02/12 4:00pm 3/02/12 4:00pm

Yale University Discovers Firsthand the Awful Results of Gender…

When Yale University introduced gender neutral housing for seniors, it was an experiment to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real, and also a test to see whether male/female cohabitation might work for the general student population. And after a trial period allowing upperclassmen to… » 1/10/12 2:30pm 1/10/12 2:30pm

Colleges Buying .XXX Domain Names To Prevent University Branded Porn

With the launch of the .xxx domain, purveyors of porn are eagerly snapping up descriptive domains. But another type of entity entirely is showing its appetite for porn domains: colleges and universities. They're not doing it so that it's easier for their cash-strapped students to sell their bodies in order to fund… » 12/09/11 6:30pm 12/09/11 6:30pm