Skip to comments.Yale’s Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe
Posted on 02/20/2018 5:05:16 PM PST by KingofZion
More than a century of tradition changed at Yale University on Tuesday.
The Whiffenpoofs, the senior a cappella group, admitted its first female singer. Sofia Campoamor was picked to be one of the 14 new members of the Whiffs Class of 2019.
Im really excited, said Ms. Campoamor, a 20-year-old junior from Washington, D.C. To me the overall goal is to change the conversation around senior a cappella to one that is not about gender, but about music.
Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs bills itself as the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the U.S. The Whiffs and an all-female senior group, Whim n Rhythm, announced on Feb. 1 that they would consider auditions from all singers in the junior class. Tapping women for the Whiffs has been debated on campus for years.
In a joint statement, the groups said they sought to be more inclusive. Both Whim n Rhythm and the Whiffenpoofs acknowledge the transgender, gender nonbinary, and nonconforming members in our community, and understand that they feel unseen within the current paradigm of all-male versus all-female senior a cappella.
Kenyon Duncan, the pitchpipe of the Whiffs, said his group got a lot of support and positive vibes for its decision to call itself lower-voiced rather than an all-male. He said about 40 juniors auditioned this month, and their gender wasnt tracked.
The debate about gender and inclusion has been occurring on campuses nationwide. In December, Harvard University announced it was forging ahead with its long-debated plan to bar members of unsanctioned single-gender social groups from leadership positions in campus organizations, and from receiving formal endorsements for prestigious awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship.
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This is important.
Not related to the story. But also nerdy like a Glee Club.
But really, what's another college a cappela group in the bigger scheme of things?
What a bunch of 21st-century undergraduates decides to do with a 109-year-old campus club is of approximately zero interest, at least to me. I’m amazed it didn’t go co-ed years ago. Whatever.
Well it might have had Whiffenpoofters for a long long time.
But at least it was still guys.
This is what happens when dramatic lostness finds real lostness.
Well, it’s freedom of association, I think. But what is that? Fug it. Who gives a fuggin’ shiite?
That’s what I’m hearing.
I still have my Wff n Proof set, but it is not in good condition.
OK, I’ll admit it.
I really enjoy listening to all male choruses.
I also like mixed choruses.
Not too fond of all female choruses, however.
Does that mean I am a bad woman?
Goofball homos everywhere. I liked it a lot better when the closet had a door and it was closed.
I always liked that song. The lyrics probably mean something weird, but the music is pretty. Bahn bah, bah.
Gosh, I wasn’t sure if I even had it, but it’s right there on my shelf. When I open the cover, I see the foam matrix, holding the cubes, has pretty much disintegrated. Ick.
Well, the book is in good shape, and everything is there. Never really played it, needless to say!
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