University expels A Capella group for sexual pranks

University expels A Capella group for sexual pranks


norman lebrecht

May 02, 2017

AP report:

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University officials say the college’s oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals.

According to the Ivy League school’s website on hazing, Cayuga’s Waiters initially were suspended two weeks into the 2016 fall semester for hazing that also included requiring members to sit naked in ice baths and making them run up and down a street and then consume food.

The hazing website says during an investigation group members admitted the hazing had been going on for at least 10 years….

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  • Graaham says:

    A Cappella

    • Cubs Fan says:

      Capella and Cappella are both correct. Two P’s is if you want the name in Italian, one P is the Latin version.

  • Mike Schachter says:

    Shocking, who knew that such things could possibly happen?

  • bye bye says:

    It’s cold and lonely in Ithaca and only one lgbt bar.

    Still, sexual harassment is sexual harassment.

    • Steve P says:

      Or if you don’t want to participate in a group that condones silly sexual pranks then don’t join.
      Nah. Claim your feelings were hurt. Or is it you were triggered. Or oppressed.

      • Cyril Blair says:

        Grow up. You sound like a Bill O’Reilly clone. His day is over, or didn’t you hear?

        There is no sane reason why people who wish to be in a singing group should be forced to engage in painful humiliation of any kind, whether sexual or non-sexual. If the group wants that to be their purpose, they should form an S&M group and be upfront about it. Or maybe you would like to see members of your local orchestra have some kind of similar sexual hazing.

        Cornell did the right thing.