Flier About How to Rape and Get Away Posted in Men’s Dorm; Another Campus Chucks Chick-fil-A
‘Top 10 Ways To Get Away With Rape’ Flier Found At Miami University-Ohio. A tasteless flier posted in a men’s dormitory bathroom at the Miami University-Ohio advertises how to successfully rape women without getting caught. The flier gives outrageous advice such as how to most effectively use roofies (Rohyphenol) and best prey on young women walking alone. So far no student has been linked to the fliers. However, under tremendous pressure from female students and Leaders of Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault (WAVE) Miami University-Ohio officials have launched an investigation. [Huffington Post]
North Carolina's Elon University Bans Chick-fil-A. Elon University’s Student Government Association approved a ban to keep the chicken chain off of their campus with with a vote of 35-11, continuing the trend of student backlash against Chick-fil-A. Two North Carolina schools, Davidson College and Duke University, have taken similar action in response to the anti-gay stance and pushed policies of Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy. It is now up to the Association President Darien Flowers to approve or veto the bill. [Sacramento Bee]
A University of South Alabama Student Shot By Campus Officer. Gil Collar, a freshman, was shot and killed by a campus police officer after a brief confrontation, raising questions about excessive force and university police protocol on college campuses. Authorities say Collar was naked, acting aggressively, and on LSD upon returning to campus from a music festival. The officer also had in his person at the time of the incident pepper spray and a baton, in addition to his gun. [ABC News]
Chief Diversity Officer Put on Administrative Leave After Signing Petition Opposing Gay Marriage. Angela McCaskill Ph.D., of Gallaudet University has been placed on administrative leave by the school’s president for signing a petition in support of overturning Maryland's law that would allow same-sex couples to marry. The news shocked the student body and LGBTQ groups on campus. One student said they were “heartbroken” because McCaskill had been “great ally to the LGBT community and supported many of the LGBTQA Resource Center's programs." An interim Chief Diversity Officer will be chosen soon but in the meantime Ms. McCaskill is lawyering-up. The petition garnered enough signatures and the measure is now up for referendum vote on the Nov. 6 ballot. [Huffington Post]
Correction: This article incorrectly identified Miami University-Ohio. We regret the error.
Aaron Brennan is a Communications Intern with Campus Progress