Sign up or log in to manage your notifications. Yale is definitely a party school, though perhaps not in the traditional sense. There are several frats and a couple sororities, and they do throw parties, but they aren't necessarily the place to be on a Saturday night.
The events are magnets for social-climbers at other top academic institutions, including Columbia, MIT and Brown. Students invited to a party at Columbia last year received this e-mail: "Compadres, join us in refusing to comply with a culture that tells us to hide our body, to be ashamed of its scents, secretions, curves and hair, to conceal those parts that have been dealt sexual connotations. Some are even held in college libraries, though the early, underground events were often referred to in code as "bar mitzvahs".
Russell, a student at Yale co-created it after returning from Germany. Inspired by the country's occult secret societies, the club began as a faux-occult group that worshipped Eulogia, a fake goddess of eloquence, but they would quickly become one of the few secret societies that run the world. There are multiple stories having to do with an initiation that takes place inside of a coffin.
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The content of the magazine and its website is the responsibility of the editors and does not necessarily reflect the views of Yale or its officers. Darrell Hartman, a literature major in Berkeley College, comes fully dressed to his job as a Yale Alumni Magazine intern. Raising my eyebrows, I told my friend I would let him know later.
Apparently not at Yale—the other prestigious Connecticut university with a colorful history of naked partying. Several attendees ended up at the hospital; at least one mentioned a possible sexual assault at the party, which about 50 students attended. Dress to undress!
It began with an off-campus "naked party," an annual Yale University tradition with an "A-list" of invited guests including President Bush's daughter. It ended with one student claiming she was drugged and sexually assaulted in her dorm room, and her assailant -- another student who has since graduated -- accepting a plea bargain just two days before he was to stand trial on rape charges. Now some students and at least one high-profile Yale graduate, Naomi Wolf, say the university mishandled the incident, and that Yale continues to understate the incidence of sexual assaults against students.
Butt naked. Buck naked, in fact, in a roomful of people. Naked parties — where guests disrobe on arrival — are becoming increasingly more popular at colleges across the Northeast, including parties at Brown, Columbia and Yale universities. However, students say the naked craze has yet to hit Boston University, perhaps due to misconceptions about the idea.
The Pundits, a secretive society at Yale University, initiated the events - which profess to be non-sexual in nature - in the mids, open to a select few. The society claims that president George Bush's daughter, Barbara, attended a naked party during her second year, in The White House has always declined to comment.