Princeton suspends swim team following 'offensive' emails

Princeton University recently announced the suspension of its men’s swimming and diving team following the discovery of what the school labeled "vulgar and offensive" content in the team’s email list. 

Princeton officials uncovered the emails in December, describing them as misogynistic and racist. The team was immediately suspended. Since then, the school has decided that the offenses are great enough to cancel the rest of the season, which includes January and February. The team will miss the Ivy League Championships, which are scheduled for Feb. 22 to 25. 

Princeton’s decision mirrors those of Harvard University, Columbia University and Amherst College, all of which have punished programs for offensive emails.

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