Tuesday, December 9, 2014

End Fraternities' Suspension, UVA Urged Amid 'Rolling Stone' Fallout. From NPR.

The infamous Rolling Stone article about a rape at UVA has been called into question widely since the story was published recently.

Three national organizations are calling on the University of Virginia to reinstate fraternities and sororities after an acknowledgment last week by Rolling Stone magazine of "discrepancies" in its story on gang rape.

In a joint statement, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, the National Panhellenic Conference and the North-American Interfraternity Conference, among other things, asked the university "to immediately reinstate operations for all fraternity and sorority organizations on campus, to issue an apology for its actions of the last two weeks, to publicly explain and release all records for the basis of its decision to suspend our organizations, and outline what steps it will take to restore the reputation of our groups and students at UVA."


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a reasonable request to me -- well, at least, the first part. I'm not sure an apology or extensive investigation of the thinking behind the move is really needed, given that a (once) credible national publication implied that it had evidence that gang rape was an established part of the initiation rituals at at least one frat. Preventing possible harm had to be the first priority. Now that significant doubt has been cast on that story, there's less reason to single out the frats, though plenty of reason to keep investigating what's going on more generally.


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