Editor of Boston U paper resigns after rape spoof

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Posted: Apr 03, 2012 10:47 AM
Editor of Boston U paper resigns after rape spoof

The editor in chief of Boston University's student newspaper has resigned following an April Fools' story that used Disney characters to make light of rape and drug use.

The chairwoman of The Daily Free Press' board of directors posted on the paper's website Tuesday that it had asked Chelsea Diana to resign and that she had done so.

Monday's print-only edition led with "seven frat dwarves" arrested for drugging and sexually assaulting a female student, "the fairest of them all," and a picture of Snow White's drink and a date-rape drug.

Diana wrote in an apology that the edition was "callous and ignorant."

A university spokesman says the paper is independent and the administration doesn't control its content.


Online: The Daily Free Press, http://www.dailyfreepress.com