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."Consider yourselves on high alert. Hell hath no fury like a Yale theater major scorned.
[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.
Stage Fright [Inside Higher Ed]