Deans Steve Coll and Sheila Coronel disagreed with Rolling Stone Publisher Jann Wenner's claim that the purported victim bears blame.
"Rolling Stone's repudiation of the main narrative in 'A Rape on Campus' is a story of journalistic failure that was avoidable."
"A Rape on Campus" began to unravel soon after it was published on Nov. 19, 2014 in "Rolling Stone." Now, police say there's no evidence to support the account of a brutal gang rape contained in the story.
In 2014, the errors came fast and the schadenfreude was everywhere.
The reporter behind the UVA gang rape story also wrote about a former altar boy whose rape claims are riddled with factual discrepancies.
The story, by reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, described a 2012 alleged attack on a woman identified as "Jackie" at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house pledge party.
After Rolling Stone published a story about an alleged assault of a freshman woman by seven men, all fraternities will be suspended until January.