The administration at University of Virginia is beginning to realize the school has been tarnished by Rolling Stone’s sloppy and factually challenged report on a gang rape.

FOX News reports.

University chairman decries “drive by” journalism in wake of Rolling Stone rape article

The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a “massive failure” of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school’s image.

Rector George K. Martin spoke Friday at a special board meeting on campus, giving his most expansive comments since doubt was cast on a Rolling Stone article that described a culture of sexual violence hiding in plain sight at the university.

The article, published last month, described in graphic detail an alleged gang rape at a fraternity house on campus. Many of the students mentioned in the article have since said the magazine’s account is misleading and wrong. The magazine has since apologized for what it calls discrepancies.

The Rolling Stone article set off an intense debate about sexual violence, alcohol, fraternities, and — after Rolling Stone acknowledged faults — journalism ethics.

Martin said the university had suffered the “full fury of drive by journalism.” U. Va is ranked among the country’s top public universities and is famous, among other things, for having been founded by Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of America’s Declaration of Independence and the country’s third president.