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Columbia University Marching Band dissolves, confessing to being founded on racism and sexual harassment


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The Blaze

Aaron Colen

Sept. 15 2020

The Columbia University Marching Band voted to dissolve itself over the weekend after more than a century of existence, citing a foundation of racism and sexual misconduct, according to the Columbia Spectator.

The band, which has had various conflicts with the university for years, was stripped of its university funding in 2019 after failing to register as a recognized student group. That registration was a condition for the group continuing to receive funding after violating university rules to hold a concert in the library in 2017.

In a statement provided to the Spectator, the band's leadership said the decision to dissolve was the result of "anonymous postings and allegations of sexual misconduct, assault, theft, racism, and injury to individuals and the Columbia community as a whole," which were discussed during a Sept. 12 town hall meeting.

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