“OK, You didn’t rape her, but this still left us with an unpleasant impression of you”

Once it was clear that the UVA gang rape story had no basis in reality, President Teresa A. Sullivan promised to lift the ban on Greek life activities, if fraternities signed a new contract with the school that is designed to discourage binge drinking and enhance safety measures at large parties:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/u-va-phi-kappa-psi-members-speak-about-impact-of-discredited-gang-rape-allegations/2015/01/14/d781ad90-9c04-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html

“Anthony P. de Bruyn, a spokesman for the university, said in an e-mailed response that “the Greek organizations have until January 16 to sign the new agreements, developed by the student groups themselves, and we will have no further comment or action until that date has passed. We remain hopeful that all groups will commit to these reasonable protocols designed to improve student safety.”

Two fraternities — Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha — said Wednesday they would not sign the contract, arguing that their policies are more stringent than what the university outlined and assailing the decision to suspend the houses.”

That reminds me of an old joke.

One family invited another family to a dinner. The dinner went well, and the guests left. Later that day, the host family discovered that their diamonds went missing. They called the guests, saying:

– After your visit, our diamonds went missing. We know you took them. Please return them immediately.

The guests responded:

– That’s not true. We didn’t take them.

The families couldn’t come to an agreement and the conversation ended. In a few hours, the host family calls again:

– Ok, we have found our diamonds. They were in the wrong drawer. But this incident still left an unpleasant impression of you.

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12 Responses to “OK, You didn’t rape her, but this still left us with an unpleasant impression of you”

  1. “Ok, we have found our diamonds. They were in the wrong drawer. But this incident still left an unpleasant impression of you.”

    LOL, that’s brilliant. Sad but true.

  2. tteclod says:

    I’m convinced the frats should be demanding the resignation of the UVA president, a formal apology, and the firing of every university administrator, staff, or instructor associated with this false accusation. The liar who accused the Phi Psi frat should be expelled. Then the frats should get to work on systemic change, beginning with the core curriculum, standards for entry into the university, and degree programs to be culled.

  3. Liz says:

    I don’t think the president should resign. I don’t see what they have to do with any of this, they’ve been in the line of fire as well. The Rolling Stone, however, should be held accountable as well as the writer of that crappiece. If not for them, the story would have just been the same as all the other en masse rambling innanities of mentally disturbed people on the internet.
    Publishing the piece without fact checking gave her story credibility and led to all of this.

    • Emma the Emo says:

      They all look pretty guilty to me. “Shoot first, ask questions later” choices were made, and then punishment of the accused for being accused.

      • Liz says:

        What choice did the president of the school have but to shut down the Greek system until the investigation was over? He/she didn’t have any options…and still doesn’t. He/she has to give the appearance he/she is doing something or lose his/her job.
        And the Rolling Stone disparaged the whole university, not only the frat. In fact, it specifically singled out a Dean by name and accused him of ignoring her and explaining that everything is swept under the rug because “no one wants to send their kids to a rape school”. If I were him, I’d sue the paper as well.

      • Emma the Emo says:

        I suppose I can see the point about halting the activities until the investigation is over, but I don’t see the point in creating extra rules after nothing wrong was found.

  4. Eric says:

    Emma:
    Some good news on a related story, though this had to do with paedohysteria:

    http://news.yahoo.com/proposed-deal-restore-wins-penn-st-joe-paterno-180655177–spt.html

    It’s only too bad that Paterno already died from the stress of the witch hunt before he was vindicated.

    • Emma the Emo says:

      Interesting stuff. I didn’t know about this story. Thanks for the link.
      And it looks like a rush for punishment without figuring things out first, which is so typical nowadays.

      • Eric says:

        Emma:
        It was a complicated story on a lot of levels. I hope that the case will be re-opened now that Paterno has been vindicated because ‘the rush for punishment’ covered up a lot of malfeasance on the part of the witch-hunters.

  5. caprizchka says:

    .I’m proud of Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha for not capitulating.

  6. Clarence says:

    I think caprizchka spoke too soon. All Fraternities have now signed on the agreement.
    Sadly.

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