April 6, 2011 from WNPR Warning: There is language in this story that some people may find objectionable.
Federal authorities are investigating whether Yale University has failed to effectively handle complaints of sexual harassment and assault.
The inquiry comes just Washington spelled out higher education’s new legal obligations to respond to sexual violence.
Vice President Biden announced the federal guidelines during an April 4 speech at the University of New Hampshire. He said when it comes to sexual abuse, it’s quite simple.
“No means no, if you’re drunk or you’re sober. No means no if you’re in bed, in a dorm or on the street. No means no even if you said yes at first and you changed your mind. No means no,” Biden said.
But Yale students pledging to the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity chanted this about rape as they marched around campus last year: “No means yes, yes means anal. No means yes, yes mean anal.”
The incident was posted on YouTube, and, according to Yale junior Alexandra Brodsky, is just the latest in a string of female harassment incidents on the Ivy League campus.