Editor resigns after tasteless ‘April Fools’ Day’ edition

Boston University’s independent student newspaper came under intense criticism Monday for an April Fools’ edition that made light of rape, just a few months after highly publicized sexual assault cases roiled the campus.

The top story: ‘‘Seven frat dwarves were arrested last night after they allegedly drugged’’ and sexually assaulted a female Boston University student, identified as the ‘‘fairest of them all.’’ It included a picture of a cocktail that Snow White had been drinking, which had been spiked with a date-rape drug. — More.

* “We cannot apologize sincerely enough,” says board of directors

* Boston University Student Union “disappointed” in Daily Free Press

* Departing editor apologizes “for my horrible and incredibly offensive attempt at satirical humor”

* One story has Alice in Wonderland taking LSD supplied by fraternity brothers

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