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Yale students feeling vulnerable in the wake of last week's shootings at Virginia Tech should take solace in the knowledge that their dean of student affairs is looking after them: she's banned weapons from stage productions, including one set in the Middle Ages that used metal swords and daggers:

The dean told [director Sarah] Holdren that she needed to look out for a whole campus of potentially vulnerable undergraduates — a response that Holdren said "made it sound as if I was trying to traumatize people."

[Dean of Student Affairs Betty] Trachtenberg agreed to allow weapons that were obviously fake to appear on stage. Red Noses opened with wooden swords and some peeved cast members.

Consider yourselves on high alert. Hell hath no fury like a Yale theater major scorned. —Doree

Stage Fright [Inside Higher Ed]