You might remember Sigma Alpha Epsilon from when the fraternity’s Oklahoma chapter was kicked off campus last year after several of its members were filmed singing a racist song. Although the chapter learned the song on a national leadership cruise, SAE’s directors insisted at the time that there was no endemic racism within their organization, which was founded in the 1800's by Confederate soldiers. News out of the University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus in Madison once again calls that assertion into question.
“Congratulations!” reads an email that the graduate admissions department at New York City’s School of Visual arts sent today. “I am pleased to inform you that you are among an elite group of applicants to earn graduate admission to the School of Visual Arts for the Summer 2016 semester.” But the recipients—some of them, anyway—hadn’t been accepted to the elite grad program. Many of them hadn’t even applied.