Thursday, September 25, 2014

The more things change, the more they remain the same

English: Diagnothian Hall, immediately north o...
English: Diagnothian Hall, immediately north of Old Main.. Part of the NRHP site "Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall" listed since July 30, 1975. On the Franklin and Marshall College campus, in the College Park neighborhood of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Chronicle reports a new wave of crackdowns on fraternities.

We've seen it all before.  At my alma matter, Franklin & Marshall College, 1200 male students supported 11 fraternities when I was there in the sixties.  In the seventies the college withdrew recognition.  What happened?  The frats went underground.  Eventually the school woke up and realized that it had lost any and all control it ever had on the frats and so brought them back from above ground.

The "sexual assault" hysteria will subside.  Heck, it may even do some good.  Some frat houses will close.  And then, because the Greeks still play a role in student recruitment and retention, as well as alumni loyalty, they will rise --- Phoenix like --- yet again.  Count on it.

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