Friday, December 16, 2016

Ivy League finds Trump-like behavior unacceptable

As reported in the Washington Post:
In November, Harvard University said it was canceling its men’s soccer season because of what officials said were sexually explicit “scouting reports” written by players, which graded recruits of the women’s soccer team based on their appearance.

Columbia University, in the same month, suspended its wrestling team after sexually explicit and racist texts were found to have been written by its members.

Then, on Dec. 12, Amherst College announced it was suspending its men’s cross-country team following a report that athletes made misogynistic and racist comments in team-wide email chains over the years.

And now Princeton University has its own suspension story. On Dec. 15, Princeton said it was suspending its men’s swimming and diving team because of material found to have been created by members that, a school statement said, “was vulgar and offensive, as well as misogynistic and racist in nature.”
 It is a clear signal to the students at these universities not to use Trump as a role model.