Bryn Mawr Students Trash Dorm; Dean Demands Payback

Gawker has the scoop from a Bryn Mawrette:

Yesterday, the school’s Undergraduate Dean sent out a blistering email describing a series of infractions recently committed by the residents of one campus dormitory, and outlining the corresponding punishments. Here is the list of—”violations” seems too small a word, so we’ll just go ahead and call them “war crimes”—cited by the dean in her email:

  • “Requiring first-year students to swear alliance to Radnor over a keg”
  • “Shouting at first-year students with and without bullhorn.”
  • “Throwing items in common room (toilet paper, cardboard). Some items thrown into audience (may have been at first-year students).”
  • “Creating potential for injury by playing wiffle beer (essentially baseball with beer cans and a wiffle bat).”
  • “Requiring first-year students to go outside for a “class photo” but in reality dumping water on them. (Unclear if a photo was really taken.)”
  • “Telling first-year students to stand outside, wet and some without shoes, and forcing them to listen to the Radnor goddess speech.” [A/N: According to our tipster, the “Radnor goddess” is a fictional deity who represents the spirit of the dorm’s awesomeness]

The list, as they say, goes on. The dean is demanding repercussions. This sort of oversensitivity to innocuous hazing sounds a lot like…the roiling Howard University sorority case! In that one, two aspiring Alpha Kappa Alphas were upset at certain hazing rituals (like not being allowed to wear certain colors) the sorority wanted them to perform. But they’re mostly upset they still haven’t been inducted into the sorority. So they sued, claiming their human rights had been violated.