Yet again, an admirable attempt by the Huffington Post to shame the entire Ivy League as a bloc has fallen short. In a new slideshow titled “Ivy-Leaguers Behaving Badly,” HuffPost College gives its readers a high-quality selection of recent clichéd college scandals — a falsified Rhodes Scholar application, hard drug deals, sexual assault and hazing all made the cut.
The Brown slide detailed what honestly might be the most sordid of the scandals among the Ancient Eight: a prostitution ring involving at least ten Brown students. Except that every other scandal had been from the past few years while the prostitution ring in question was broken up in 1986.
I would be angrier at the Huffington Post for trying to slip in a scandal from when my parents were in college if they hadn’t been so inept about it; HuffPost covered what one might consider a “scandal” at Brown all of a month ago and couldn’t be bothered to use it. So thank you, Ariana Huffington, for making Brown look so good. Scandal free since ’86!
Oh, and this: