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“One time at band camp…” is a classic joke, but revelations about the culture of sexual harassment that’s existed for years in Ohio State University’s marching band are far from funny. After a parent complained, the Ohio State administration launched a two-month investigation of the band that uncovered some deeply abusive hazing traditions. According to the 23-page report released at the investigation’s conclusion, each new member, or “rookie,” is given a nickname; past nicknames have included “Captain Dildo,” “Jewoobs” (given to a Jewish girl with large breasts) and "Tw*t Thumper." A couple...
Colleges across the country have been installing gender-neutral bathrooms in order to create a more inclusive environment for trans and non-gender-conforming students. Northwestern University and Illinois State University are among the schools to have introduced gender-neutral bathrooms on campus most recently. These restrooms are open to students of any gender so that they can "feel safe, regardless of gender expression or gender identity," according to Michelle Margulis, president of Northestern's Rainbow Alliance LGBT student group. The push for safety is crucial; elsewhere and in the past...
Happy #WomanCrushWednesday, collegiettes! We have a new woman crush — actually, a whole team of them. Photos of the female Harvard rugby team from their Tumblr, Rugged Grace, have been cropping up everywhere on the Web recently. Why? Well, for once, the women haven’t been Photoshopped down to their gym socks or attacked with a team of hairstylists and makeup artists just for the sake of a photo shoot. Instead, the team members are dressed in plain gray sports bras and spandex and are covered in inspirational messages written in black Sharpie. These literal body comments are both long (“You...