Created on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite Ohio State University officials standing by their decision to fire director Jonathan Waters, the band's alumni association says it will continue to work to get him reinstated to the job.
Gary Leppla, a lawyer who handles the alumni group's legal issues, said at a news conference Wednesday that members are continuing to look into whether the investigation that led to Waters' firing was proper.
A two-month investigation concluded Waters knew about but failed to stop a "sexualized culture" of rituals that included students marching in their underwear and performing sexually themed stunts to get explicit nicknames — a culture that he and his lawyer say he was trying to change.
Leppla says Waters was never given specific guidelines to change the band's culture when he took over in 2012.