While our debate over BoredatVassar continues, Middlebury is engaged in a similar controversy over a website called Middlebury Confessional (it can only be accessed through the Middlebury Network).
Tim Spears, the Dean of the College, writes, "If the number of posts is any indication, this site has been irresistible for many students. And some of the discussion [...] is—or could be—valuable. My concern here is that the site has also become a place for individuals to post derogatory comments about other people and groups of people."
That sounds familiar.
"Of course, we are all free to exercise our speech rights, but in an educational community such as ours, we are also obliged to exercise these rights responsibly," the Dean concludes.
It appears that Middlebury administration is not taking any direct action against the site, but is asking students to use better judgment. Would this work for Vassar?