Academic Elites Go On Destructive Binge

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  1. Kellogg students go wild at Field
    Post-party e-mail lists bad behavior
    By Ameet Sachdev

    Tribune reporter

    9:54 AM CDT, October 24, 2008

    A party last month at the Field Museum for new students at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University turned into a drunken affair to remember—for some, at least.

    In its wildest retelling, students threw things at Sue, the museum's famous dinosaur fossil, though a museum spokeswoman denies that Sue was the target of drunken debauchery.

    No matter what happened, the wild party, which about 700 people attended, has become an embarrassment for Kellogg.

    News of the party leaked Thursday on a financial gossip Web site called Dealbreaker, which posted an e-mail from a Kellogg student leader sent last week to all students lecturing them about proper conduct.

    Kellogg spokeswoman Megan Washburn confirmed that a small group of students misbehaved at the Sept. 26 student-sponsored event. She apologized for the conduct.

    "It's not the standard students hold themselves to at Kellogg," she said.

    Washburn would not describe the misconduct at the party. "The school is still investigating these infractions," she said. "Courses of action against individual students haven't been determined at this time."

    But she confirmed that an admonishing e-mail was sent to partygoers in which some of the alleged activity, including the Sue incident, was described, including:

    •"Students were vomiting on themselves and on the Field Museum floors."

    •"Students were spitting at people."

    •"Students passed out in high-traffic areas."

    Museum spokeswoman Nancy O'Shea said neither the museum nor any exhibits were damaged during the party.

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