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The past six months at Baylor have seen an independent investigation reveal the university’s repeated flaws in responding to sexual assault accusations against its football players, leading to the firing of head football coach Art Briles and the resignation of Chancellor Ken Starr.

The perfect float for today’s homecoming parade, then, was one that literally swept something under the rug.


The NoZe Brotherhood—a Baylor secret society that runs a satirical newspaper and is known for campus pranks—put together a parade float involving a rug that members swept items under. Not unlike the way that the school “directly discouraged complainants from reporting or participating in student conduct processes,” and “improperly discredited complainants and denied them the right to a fair, impartial and informed investigation, interim measures or processes promised under University policy,” according to the findings of fact from the investigation.

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