Below, I’m sharing a comment I posted on an article in our student newspaper, because I’m not sure that the moderator will approve it. And because I’m upset about the obvious ethical violations — the article is clearly a public relations move by FSL and its supporters. That’s not what a student newspaper should be publishing.
Here’s the link to what is essentially a puff piece for Fraternity and Sorority Life, as it’s described here. Not only did the author not bother to contact the faculty member who did the campus climate survey, she didn’t bother to contact anyone who might be the least bit critical of FSL or mention, for example, that at least one fraternity is currently on social probation because of a reported drugging or that FSL no longer requires Greek.edu training, as minimal as that is.
“I am writing as the co-chair of the Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support and also as a Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. I am alarmed by the ethical violations that abound in this article. No sources outside FSL were consulted for the writing of this article and nowhere does the author reveal her own relationship to FSL at UO.
I am assuming that the author is the same Kiley Miyatt who enthusiastically liked pages on the now defunct Facebook page UO Confessions, including the following:
“My roommate got so fucked up she wore a sunbrero [sic] around town with no shirt on. She also peed in a shower, and fell asleep sitting upright on a counter at a party. I’m sooooo proud of her.” (https://www.facebook.com/UOcon…
“I got a boner when those two girls kissed on kiss cam. My girlfriend then noticed and now I’m single. Where you at ladies???” (https://www.facebook.com/UOcon….
I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I am that the Emerald published a piece that has absolutely no balance and that contains no independent research or thought.
We have a lot of work to do on this campus.
Carol Stabile, Professor”