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College Parents: You Have GOT to Read This Atlantic Piece

The current edition of The Atlantic features a staggering cover piece by Caitlin Flanagan on the uses and abuses of college frats.

The Dark Power of Fraternities…

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In Teaching, Even Caitlin Flanagan Has Her Uses

In my Saturday enrichment class, I wrote the opening paragraph to Caitlin Flanagan’s The Dark Power of Fraternities on the board:

(1) One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall University, in West Virginia, and was struck by what seemed to him—under the influence of powerful inebriants, not least among them the clear ether of youth itself—to be an excellent idea: (2) he would shove a bottle rocket up his a** and blast it into the sweet night air.

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The Weekly Roundup

One of my favorite features on the numerous blogs I follow is a weekly or monthly post with interesting articles from the web. Often, my method of getting interested news comes from other bloggers. 331 more words


Fraternities Under Fire

This piece by Caitlin Flanagan was recently published as The Atlantic‘s cover story: The Dark Power of Fraternities.

Not only does this piece investigate the depths of fraternity life and its casualties but it delves into some of the discrepancies over college tuition, admissions and student loans. 430 more words