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Yale Bans ‘Sex Week’

Reports have emerged that Yale has issued a ban on “Sex Week at Yale” — a controversial event held at the university every other year since 2002.

According to a university special report:

We heard over and over from students, faculty, and staff that “Sex Week at Yale,” a student-sponsored event, is highly problematic. A student-initiated event begun in 2002, it has described itself as “a campus-wide interdisciplinary sex education program.” Over time, this event clearly has lost the focus of its stated intention and in recent years it has prominently featured titillating displays, “adult” film stars, and commercial sponsors of such material. 

However, the university has left the door open for students to submit a revised event program for approval in the future.

Criticism of the Yale’s “Sex Week” began to heat up following the event’s last go round in February of 2010, which was detailed on this blog and in the magazine.

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