Furor on Banners as Old Dominion Students Arrived

August 24, 2015

Old Dominion University officials and many others have condemned banners that were placed on a private house as students arrived at the university. The banners said, among other things, "Rowdy and fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time." After photos of the banners (at right) were posted to social media, many students and others criticized them as sexist and inappropriate. The banners have since been removed.

Ellen Neufeldt, vice president of student engagement and enrollment services, posted this message to the university's Facebook page: "Messages like the ones displayed yesterday by a few students on the balcony of their private residence are not and will not be tolerated. The moment university staff became aware of these banners, they worked to have them removed."

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