Two Babson College students who were vilified by many after they took a post-election ride through Wellesley College’s campus to rub Donald Trump’s presidential victory in the face of Hillary Clinton’s alma mater, have been exonerated by a Babson honor board according to their lawyers (see stories in the Globe and Herald). The students had initially been accused by some of making racial and sexist remarks, but no evidence was uncovered by Babson to support claims of disorderly conduct or harassment.
In apologies posted on the students’ Facebook pages after the incident, they acknowledged poor judgment in cruising through Wellesley College’s campus, but denied uttering slurs, targeting women of color or spitting at anyone. The incident spurred organization of a rally in front of Wellesley town hall to unite the Babson and Wellesley College communities.
While both Babson and Wellesley officials were quick to speak out on the initial incident, they have been quiet since, with Babson specifying that it has a policy against commenting on student conduct matters.