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Cornell frat on probation for “pig roast” sex competition

The Ivy League wins this week’s Frats Behaving Badly award, Cornell’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter has been put on two-years of probation following an investigation into an event called a “pig roast,” a reference to the weight of women the fraternity members slept with.

University officials reportedly received multiple complaints about the “game” created by established Beta Tau members, which was set so that “new members could accumulate ‘points’ by engaging in sexual intercourse with women,” according to a report from The Cornell Daily Sun.

In case of a tie, according to a CBS report, the member who had sex with the heaviest woman would come out on top.

The fraternity will be on probation for two years and must hire a live-in adviser, among other disciplinary actions. Read more in CMN’s report. 

Porsche becomes the official car of the Ivy League

For many years, the Ivy League rejected corporate sponsorships that fund many other college athletic conferences, but starting next month, Porsche will become the official car of the Ivy League.

Bloomberg reports, “The terms of the agreement weren’t announced, but it’s the most comprehensive sponsorship in Ivy League history, according to commissioner Robin Harris. ‘Our messages correlate well given both of our long-standing traditions, them in automobiles and us in academics and athletics,’ Harris said.

The Ivy League partnership with Porsche is a sign of the League’s warming to business opportunities, including partnerships with Coca-Cola, Nike, NBC and ESPN.

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