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Duke eyes action against partyers (Bikini-wrestling)
Herald Sun ^ | 1/26/05 | staff

Posted on 01/26/2005 12:11:15 PM PST by pissant

DURHAM -- Duke University is reviewing whether an off-campus party broken up by police Saturday warrants disciplinary action against students involved.

Durham police encountered 200 people, some of them bikini-clad women smeared with baby oil, and a kiddie pool filled with baby oil when they went to 508 N. Buchanan Blvd. near Duke's East Campus. Neighbors, complaining about noise, called police.

The university "shares concern" with residents about the party, said Larry Moneta, vice president for student life at Duke, in a prepared statement released Tuesday.

Duke's dean of students will follow up to determine whether to start any university judicial action against the students, Moneta said. Police charged a resident of the house with violating Durham's noise ordinance, a misdemeanor.

Student conduct, even off-campus, can become the subject of campus judicial proceedings whenever it becomes a matter of "institutional interest," admittedly a gray area, Moneta said in an interview.

"The clause that empowers us to act is deliberately designed with some ambiguity," he said. It has been invoked previously for off-campus misbehavior or crimes, he said.

On the other hand, not every loud party comes under official scrutiny.

"If we looked at every off-campus noise violation, every alcohol violation, we would be nothing else," he said. Such disciplinary concerns also can be handled informally, he said.

Also on Saturday, police broke up at least two other student parties in the same area, including charges filed against a pair of Duke students at the Belmont Apartments, 4301 McQueen Drive. William Farrow Lucas, 20, of Bethesda, Md., and Andrew Baker Kitchell, 21, of 14202 Eastman Drive, were each charged with violating the city's noise ordinance.

All the same, "Duke University is taking this and other off-campus incidents very seriously," Moneta said in the prepared statement.

The university will keep working with community members to "cultivate a more amenable and respectful relationship" between off-campus students and residents, the statement said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bikini
Ah, the good old days of college!
1 posted on 01/26/2005 12:11:19 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Sounds like an idiot administrator was to give all the Duke foundation assets to some undergrad.


2 posted on 01/26/2005 12:14:32 PM PST by JLS
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To: pissant
Ah, now I have to tell my fraternity story #4. We were having two girls wrestle in oil as a rush event. I sent someone out to get the oil and they brought back Mazola.



"Dude, it's supposed to be baby oil. . . . Look, we don't want to sautee the girls, just watch them wrestle."

3 posted on 01/26/2005 12:14:57 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: pissant

Now if these were Palestinian partyers there would be no problem at Duke.


4 posted on 01/26/2005 12:15:23 PM PST by 101st-Eagle
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To: pissant
"The clause that empowers us to act is deliberately designed with some ambiguity," he said. It has been invoked previously for off-campus misbehavior or crimes, he said.

In other words, the rule can mean whatever they want it to mean.

5 posted on 01/26/2005 12:16:24 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

We all did this kind of stuff in college. It's what makes college memorable! I recall Toga Parties, pot smoking, alcohol induced comas and gratuitous sex during my college days. What a blast!


6 posted on 01/26/2005 12:39:09 PM PST by NickFun
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I think I did some of that stuff, but I can't quite remember from all the drinking...


7 posted on 01/26/2005 12:55:16 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: pissant

If it was 2 men in an all male party It would of not been investigated.


8 posted on 01/26/2005 1:14:15 PM PST by John Will
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To: NickFun

That's what I'm talking about, though I'm done with the pot now that I'm looking into a career in military/law enforcement. Unfortunately, this semester's detour at community college is devoid of those worldly joys :-(


9 posted on 01/26/2005 1:14:47 PM PST by Free and Armed
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To: John Will
If it was 2 men in an all male party It would of not been investigated.

If it were two men it probably would have been a school-sanctioned event.

10 posted on 01/26/2005 1:19:15 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: pissant

Duke? You mean the Bush Beans dog?


11 posted on 01/26/2005 2:09:03 PM PST by llevrok (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro!)
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and a kiddie pool filled with baby oil






that's a lot of baby oil!


12 posted on 01/26/2005 7:46:54 PM PST by AlbertWang
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