More Fallout for Yale Frat's Rape Chant
National board suspends pledge activities, outcry continues
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2010 5:50 PM CDT
Yale students on the university's Cross Campus in New Haven, Conn.   (AP Photo/Bob Child/file)

(Newser) – A Yale fraternity is coming under further scrutiny after pledges were heard chanting "No means yes! Yes means anal!" among other gems last week. The executive director of Delta Kappa Epsilon has told the chapter to suspend all pledging activities, and is due to drop by campus for a tete a tete, reports the Hartford Courant. "We don't really have a playbook" for dealing with cases like this, Doug Lanpher says. He calls the incident "a very bad attempt at doing something funny-slash-edgy and it went over the line."

Outrage in the Yale community, meanwhile, continues. Members of the Yale Women's Center and DKE met Friday to begin what one dean calls "a dialogue that we hope leads to mutual respect." While "we do not censor free speech," she says, "free expression calls for an environment of civility and respect." Disciplinary procedures are confidential at Yale. Click here to read the original story.

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$3758165
Oct 19, 2010 9:30 AM CDT
Even at an Ivy League school it turns out frat guys are dumb-shits! And I thought it was only at state schools like the one I went to.
J.S.
Oct 19, 2010 4:57 AM CDT
wish the media cared this much about stopping ACTUAL rapists. guess theres more money in attacking predominately rich, white kids
Twiny
Oct 19, 2010 1:19 AM CDT
Oh, by all means, let's have a dialog on DKE's behavior. Let's have a little tete a tete and talk about shouting that kind of shit in today's world. Let's slap their little wrists and say naughty, naughty! The morons running that fine Institution of higher education need to remember that this is a recurring problem, that the Yale frats seem to indulge in this kind of mindless idiocy every couple of years. Maybe Yale should give DKE a time out. Shut down the Frat for a five year suspension, until everyone connected with this kind of bullshit behavior has either graduated or flunked out. For God's sake, Yale! Grow some balls and let these young idiots know that they have fucked up in a big way! You can bet that the threat of shutting down their house for a few years will have ALL the Frats walking the straight and narrow, especially if you make an example of DKE right now.