The CCSU furor over the poorly written satirical editorial has resulted in John Petroski resigning. Here [.pdf file] is a copy of that edition of The Reporter. The editorial is on page 7, for those who are interested. (credit: Hartford Courant)
Petroski took the podium before a hushed, tense audience – his first
public appearance since the publication of a controversial article he
wrote last week in the student newspaper describing rape as a “magical
Many in the audience felt Petroski had a lot to answer for, especially
those who were familiar with some of the articles and comic strips he
had previously written for the paper poking fun at sensitive topics
such as abortion and affirmative action.
Was his resignation the right thing? I don’t know, but I do know that it was a poor attempt at satire. Hopefully now, all can move on and learn a valuable lesson.