Aftermath, consequences of decade-old Water Buffalo affair

April 18, 2003

Since 1993, "Penn has had a chance to look itself in the eye," University President Judith Rodin said.

The controversy began in January of that year, when then-College freshman Eden Jacobowitz, angered by noise that a group of sorority women was making below his High Rise East dorm room, called them "water buffalo," a term that some of them claimed was racially charged. In the months that followed, the University prosecuted Jacobowitz for violations of its newly implemented racial harassment policy, launching a debate and creating a media frenzy...

Schools: University of Pennsylvania