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Women’s Swim Team at Dartmouth Suspended for Provocative PowerPoint Presentations

Women’s Swim Team at Dartmouth Suspended for Provocative PowerPoint Presentations

“their behavior was unacceptable… their actions have consequences”

It appears even women’s sports teams aren’t immune to this kind of thing.

The Daily Caller reports:

Dartmouth Women’s Swimming Team Suspended Due To Sexually Provocative PowerPoint Presentations

Dartmouth College suspended its women’s swimming and diving team for hazing first-year members by instructing them to create sexually-charged PowerPoints, according to a Thursday report.

Dartmouth suspended the team for three meets in the fall of 2017, according to New York Post. The school’s Organizational Adjudication Committee — composed of students, faculty, and administrators — assigned the punitive suspension, as well as some educational sanctions.

“We hold our teams to high standards and our student-athletes understand their collective responsibility to the community,” said Harry Sheehy, Dartmouth’s athletics director, in a release obtained by the Union Leader. “The members of the team have acknowledged that their behavior was unacceptable and that their actions have consequences.”

Notably, Dartmouth’s hazing policy contains no objective definition of the ritual.

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In the interest of fully understanding all the context and nuance of this situation, I believe we need to review the Powerpoints in question. Please post them.

I wonder if suspending the team was really a mindless, knee-jerk administrative response to a violation of political correctness. On the other hand, it could be a cunning, Machiavellian means to start over on a swim team that placed last in its league.

No, it’s probably just another mindless, knee-jerk administrative response. Many colleges have turned “administrative intelligence” into an oxymoron.

    Paul in reply to OldProf2. | July 24, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    You could be right.

    Perhaps they’re already recruiting a bunch of trans-girls and promising them all the Nair and duct tape they need.

    National Title here zey come!

Now sex is bad? What happened to free speech? If they kneeled during the National Anthem that would be fine. If they made an anti Trump presentation that would draw praise. Obviously this presentation was supposed to be in fun, what’s the big deal?

Explicit breaststroke photos?