BOSTON — The editor in chief of Boston University’s student newspaper has resigned following an April Fools’ story that made light of rape and drug use.
The chairwoman of The Daily Free Press’ board of directors posted on the paper’s website Tuesday that it had asked Chelsea Diana to resign and she had done so.
Monday’s print-only edition led with “seven frat dwarves” arrested for drugging and sexually assaulting a female student, “the fairest of them all,” and a picture of Snow White’s drink and a date-rape drug.
Diana wrote in an apology that the edition was “callous and ignorant.”
A university spokesman said the paper is independent and the administration does not control content.
BU recently named a commission to study its men’s hockey culture after two players were accused of assaulting women.