Frats Are Still Bullshit

by | Jun 20, 2004

Franklin & Marshall has a new president, John Fry, who came from Penn. He’s young and he’s agressive. To succeed in his new job he will need to raise a mountain of money. That’s his job, as it is every private college president’s job. I do not know Mr. Fry, but this week I received a letter from him. It detailed his support for bringing official recognition back to the Greek system which the college abandoned 16 years ago. Whatever Fry’s motivation, and I suspect it is directly related to fundraising, the Greek system will do nothing to improve the quality of student life on campus. Unless one considers exclusionary practices, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, everyday degradation of women, cheating, fighting, and the inability to wear a baseball hat correctly as improvements.