UVA officials and students respond to ‘rape culture’ allegations

The university scrambled to respond to a troubling ‘Rolling Stone’ article. Critics are calling the message, ‘too little, too late.’

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In the wake of the damning story, UVA students and officials have spoken out. The university has even suspended fraternities until Jan. 9, but critics point out that so far, no one has offered a lasting solution.

University President Teresa A. Sullivan issued a statement Saturday that read, in part:

The wrongs described in “Rolling Stone” are appalling and have caused all of us to reexamine our responsibility to this community. Rape is an abhorrent crime that has no place in the world, let alone on the campuses and grounds of our nation’s colleges and universities. We know, and have felt very powerfully this week, that we are better than we have been described, and that we have a responsibility to live our tradition of honor every day, and as importantly every night.

Sullivan wrote that she asked police to investigate the assault described in the magazine, calling for anyone with knowledge of the situation to come forward. She then wrote:

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