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These Disturbing "First Day of School" Banners Reveal Fraternity Rape Culture at Its Worst. Even in the best of situations, dropping off a child at college can be a stressful experience.

These Disturbing "First Day of School" Banners Reveal Fraternity Rape Culture at Its Worst

But some students at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, apparently decided to make "welcome week" a little worse for parents and arriving freshmen. Banners hanging from a private off-campus residence welcomed the delivery of a new class of young women with spray-painted slogans like "Rowdy and fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time," "Freshman daughter drop off" and "Go ahead and drop off Mom too. " Jezebel reports the three signs appeared at a house where several members of the ODU chapter of Sigma Nu live, providing a photo from the chapter's official Twitter account as evidence. The banners quickly earned the condemnation of university staff, including president John R. The statement read: Dear Colleague:I am outraged about the offensive message directed toward women that was visible for a time on 43rd Street.

The statement read: The Dark History of EI, the Latest Frat Accused of Rapey Emails - Olga Khazan. A series of emails thought to be culled from a listserv of an unofficial fraternity at American University shows just how depraved some all-male campus groups can be—and that protecting students from assault will take more than just yanking frat charters.

The Dark History of EI, the Latest Frat Accused of Rapey Emails - Olga Khazan

When I started as a student at American University a decade ago, freshman women were warned to stay away from parties hosted by an unofficial fraternity called Epsilon Iota, or EI. And we largely did—apparently to the dismay of EI members. An email dated March 20 and allegedly culled from an EI listerv reads, “I just think that more intimate pre-games where the girls would feel more relaxed and safe would be such a good idea to get the bitches into the right state of intoxication so that plows will be raining all over the place.”

That's just one example of the chilling remarks contained in 70 pages of emails and texts that were posted online last week, said to be collected from the EI Google group. Washington & Lee University Students Demand Removal Of Confederate Flags. Washington & Lee University President Ken Ruscio promised Wednesday to meet with a group of students who demanded the school remove all confederate flags from campus and begin to cancel classes for undergraduates on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Washington & Lee University Students Demand Removal Of Confederate Flags

Day. The president was responding to demands issued by a group of 12 W&L Law students, collectively known as The Committee, that were sent to the administration and members of the Board of Trustees. Ruscio said in a campuswide letter he asked Provost Daniel Wubah to schedule a meeting with the law students who issued the demands, and to meet with the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate, which was designed to address diversity concerns. "Throughout this year, UCICC and the Office of Student Affairs have been holding focus groups with students to discuss some of the very issues that the law students are raising," Ruscio said.

Students issued four demands, promising to engage in civil disobedience if they were not met by September 2014:


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Les éditions du Caïman. Les 15-30 ans, nouveau créneau littéraire qui explose. Des intrigues punchy et des personnages pas cucul : les livres « cross-age » font revenir les jeunes dans les librairies mais font un peu peur aux profs et aux parents.

Les 15-30 ans, nouveau créneau littéraire qui explose

Couvertures de livres dans le créneau « cross age » Imaginez un couple d’ados cancéreux dont l’un, Gus, est mourant alors que l’autre, Hazel Grace, est en phase terminale prolongée. Ils se jouent de la mort : « “Ne me lancez pas sur le sujet de mon corps parfait, Dave. Hazel Grace m’a vu nu et ça lui a coupé le souffle”, a-t-il dit avec un petit signe de tête en direction de ma bonbonne d’oxygène. » A lire cet extrait de « Nos étoiles contraires » on comprend que les enseignants hésitent à travailler ce roman de John Green avec leurs classes. La littérature jeunes adultes (15-30 ans) ou « cross-age » rend poreuse la frontière entre les livres jeunesse et ceux pour les adultes, ce qui crée un flou perturbateur. N’empêche que les ados, eux, adorent ça. Je suis le petit éditeur qui dit non à tous ces écrivains merveilleux. Tribune Sur Internet, comme dans la version papier de quelques magazines, fleurissent régulièrement des articles sur les lettres de refus envoyées par des maisons d’édition aux auteurs.

Je suis le petit éditeur qui dit non à tous ces écrivains merveilleux

Les éditions du Lamantin L’association créée en 2008 a publié une dizaine de livres (polars, recueils de nouvelles liées au voyage), et des textes issus d’ateliers d’écriture mis en place dans des écoles et collèges. How the Senate Exploits Unpaid Interns - Stephen Lurie. Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns -- and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them are Republicans.

How the Senate Exploits Unpaid Interns - Stephen Lurie

If you walk into any of the 100 Senate offices spread across Capitol Hill, there is one consistent element. Marco Rubio’s furniture won’t be the same as Elizabeth Warren’s and Mark Udall’s landscape photographs won’t match Lindsey Graham’s wall hangings. The ubiquitous fixture of every Senate (and House) office is livelier: the young, sometimes bright-eyed, cohorts of interns that flood the Capitol in the summer. Across the spectrum of industries, internships have been commonplace for decades, but the unpaid variety has come under close scrutiny only recently, following a number of high-profile incidents challenging the legitimacy of the practice -- long bemoaned by many interns themselves.

In June, a federal judge ruled for the first time that Fox Searchlight broke employment laws by not paying interns.