Posts Tagged: Frats

Frats Nightmarish

Caitlin Flanagan's monster fraternities story in the Atlantic turns out to be, eventually and at last, a story about… the insurance industry. Which actually makes it more fascinating, not less! This is particularly intriguing:

Despite everything you may think you know about life on frat row, there are actually only two [Fraternal Information and Programming Group]-approved means of serving drinks at a frat party. The first is to hire a third-party vendor who will sell drinks and to whom some liability—most significant, that of checking whether drinkers are of legal age—will be transferred. The second and far more common is to have a BYO event, in which the [...]


Dartmouth's "Omelets Made of Vomit" May Not Exist :(

The Dartmouth fraternity hazing investigation has concluded, with all parties currently cleared, as the campus "hazing whistleblower" did not, according to the university, provide appropriate proof of events such as frat pledges being forced to "swim in a kiddie pool full of vomit" and oh so much more. (The whistleblower, as well, pled no contest to "charges of cocaine possession and witness tampering.")