duke lacrosse

I’m certainly not going to cry for the Duke lacrosse team, which is facing some very nasty accusations (seemingly backed by plenty of evidence and multiple witnesses) of gang rape. I’ve had a core loathing for Duke for decades now, based initially on my basketball fandom for their main rival and later for the sort of class/privilege/entitlement ickiness that Duke represents. (For more details, see the collective works of Thad Williamson and Will Blythe.)
But I hope that Dick Brodhead doesn’t get too caught up in the criticism. He was my college dean before leaving for The Dark Side, and he’s the very definition of a good guy.