The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Yale Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg. She gets the award for the following.
In the wake of Monday’s massacre at Virginia Tech in which a student killed 32 people, Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg has limited the use of stage weapons in theatrical productions.
Students involved in this weekend’s production of “Red Noses” said they first learned of the new rules on Thursday morning, the same day the show was slated to open. They were subsequently forced to alter many of the scenes by swapping more realistic-looking stage swords for wooden ones, a change that many students said was neither a necessary nor a useful response to the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
According to students involved in the production, Trachtenberg has banned the use of some stage weapons in all of the University’s theatrical productions. While shows will be permitted to use obviously fake plastic weapons, students said, those that hoped to stage more realistic scenes of stage violence have had to make changes to their props.
Trachtenberg could not be reached for comment Thursday night.
Because the Dean is a complete idiot. Are students unable to tell real swords from theatrical ones? Just a dumb overreaction from people in the wake of the Virginia Tech killings.
Afterall if theatrical swords are to be banned at Yale, I guess this needs elimination also.
For showing again one can be a complete imbecile and work at an Ivy League University, Yale Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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