Skip to comments.Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture
Posted on 07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT by combat_boots
Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years.
The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another often directed at new band members by older students and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known.
Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in a 23-page report obtained by The Dispatch.
(Excerpt) Read more at dispatch.com ...
This should be an excerpt, Admin. Can you fix that?
“reportedly has existed for years”
Our culture is changing so rapidly. Soon we will need permission for everything, so that no one is upset over anything.
This is speech codes, thought control, being enacted.
Need permission to “sexually harrass”? What exactly did they do?
One would think after what happen with the hazing at a marchign bank at one of those HBCU resulting in death people in leadership would learnt the lesson.
I would guess that the younger ones were teased by the older kids, not necessarily in an explicitly sexual way- could be some guy makes a comment about a girl’s appearance, some girl makes a snide comment like “So do you have hair in YOUR palms?” That’s apparently now forbidden, but that was common when I was in school, teasing and joking with people.
Ding! Ding! We have a winner.
I suppose the silver lining in all this is that no one was killed (ala the Florida A&M Marching Band)...
I’d wager its far more than ‘teasing’. Especially considering the gay brainwashing that goes on.
He's the big-headed fellow standing next to the guy with the baton.
Read the article, what they did is spelled out in disgusting detail.
Obviously some Michigan student had a lot of time on their hands...LOL!
Yeah this one is pretty darn graphic - http://www.dispatch.com/content/downloads/2014/07/Exhibit_B_-_Marching_Band_songbook_xgraphic_languagex.pdf
Rape, gay sex, bestiality, is just the start.
Any scandals involving the band reflect, indirectly, on the football program, and may result in fewer donations from the alumni and supporters.
It still does not compare to the “hazing” at FAMU: the drum major, Robert Champion, was beaten to death, the band leader fired and the president of the university fired. Those suspected of actually killing the guy got suspended sentences.
I really hope it was something that tame
“One time at band camp.....”
All these initiations that involve insulting, intimidating, embarrassing, humiliating, lording over, verbally abusing and even physically abusing other people should have been ended long ago. And, of course, a kid or two ends up dead from these stupid rites just about every year.
If someone has worked and learned a skill for years, why should advancing to a higher level involve being subjected to such idiocy?
Though not quite as intentionally...
Heh...using a contra or soprano?
Do any damage?...to the contra?
“pretty darn graphic”
Good to see ‘Barnacle Bill the Sailor’ lives on.
I think Dr. Dirty, AKA John Valby, still gigs around campuses.
It was plenty damaged already, we recognized our horns by the dents and duct tape.
It’s why I LOVE Freerepublic!!!!
Read the link. There were disgusting acts and demands upon the new students.
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Boo Hoo, some new band guys got hazed.
I was in the Univ of Arkansas marching band for two years. We newbies got hazed and we didn’t whine like babies about it.
And we were all sex crazed kids anyway!
That should be against the law! lol
Which was pretty much normal for college and HS when I was growing up. I had a nickname and got razzed, sometimes I didn’t like it.
One time I was in a band, I got myself thrown in a river.
Today, there’d probably have to be an environmental impact statement on that.
The PS in the Preface should have taken care of it... but not in our hyper-sensitive, get-offended-first culture.
People are offended by the wrong things and not offended by the things that should offend them
totally inappropriate for some places though
Ahhhhck! My eyes!
Was that the Stanford band? They are notorious for offensive gimmicks. (BTW, that’s where Waters came from. Isn’t it ironic?)
Waters, left; Carey, right.
My alma mater...first Obama giving a commencement speech now our band leader. Where did you go Ohio?
Hazing, up to and including physical harm, has been part of the culture and tradition of TBDBITL since at least 1968. Surviving it was a badge of honor then, when the band was male only. If what was described in the article is true today, the band program needs to be suspended.
Before scrolling comments I had the band camp reference over/under at post 12. Sadly I lost. Wife gets breakfast Sat morning.
So close on time, so far away on the count...