Labrie said that they didn't have sex and that what they did engage in was consensual.
Last summer, a year after the evening in question, he stood trial in Merrimack County Superior Court, in Concord, New Hampshire. Paul's, although the campus is affectionately known as Millville, after the original name of the part of town in which it's located.
He added, to Labrie, 'I have to recognize what you did to her when you committed the crime." While Labrie did not express remorse in course, and in fact didn't speak at the sentencing, the judge said he wouldn't buy his apology anyway.
"Bluntly, if you did express remorse, I think it would have been dishonest," he said, according to news accounts.
(Some of the nomenclature genuflects good-naturedly toward modernity, such as the boys' a cappella group the Testostertones.) As Shamus Khan, a sociologist at Columbia (and a St.
Paul's alum), argues in his 2011 book, Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St.
Like many institutions that comprised the bedrock of an earlier American establishment (alumni include Astors, Vanderbilts, Tafts, and Kennedys), St.
Paul's has continued to thrive via some combination of strategic adaptation and gracefully sticking to its guns.
According to prosecutors it amounted to a more promiscuous version of the "senior salute," a term used by some students at St.
Paul's to characterize all manner of romantic encounters between 12th-graders—male or female—and underclassmen.
"Other boys and girls go home at the end of the day or disappear into the streets," Nelson W. wrote in Old Money, his landmark study of the American upper class.
"But in boarding school there's no privacy, no money, and no help, except from the larger family of the school itself.
Paul's School, the school has managed to adjust to society's more open and individualistic—and self-centered—landscape in order to continue to wield influence.