Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Campus Rush

Truth Will Out

“And let me say emphatically that how we answer these questions is not about protecting the university’s reputation. It’s about doing the right thing. The reputation I care most about is the reputation for following the truth, wherever it may lead.” 

—Teresa Sullivan, president, The University of Virginia, on fraternity rape on campus, “UVA President Announces More Changes on Wake of Sexual Assault Coverage,” National Public Radio, Dec. 1, 2014.

“From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill, we're gonna get drunk tonight.
The faculty's afraid of us, they know we're in the right. 
So fill up your cups, your loving cups, as full as full can be. 
As long as love and liquor last, we'll drink to the U of V.
 —“Rugby Road,” University of Virginia fight song 

See Sabrina Rubin Erdley, A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA,” Rolling Stone, Nov. 19, 2014.

Editorial Comment: Truth on campus can be slippery.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 


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