Harvard Faculty Move to Ban Frats and Sororities, Calling Their Effects 'Heartbreaking' 

Whatever goes on during hazing week (or punch week, or whatever)–followed by heavy underage drinking every other week–may be exiled from Harvard’s premises. This morning, a committee of Harvard faculty members recommended that, starting in 2018, the college forbids incoming students from joining “fraternities,…

Lawyer Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Defrauding Her Sorority Kept $235,000 in a Shoebox 

A 40-year-old South Carolina attorney has been sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding her sorority sisters of money meant to furnish a new house. Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan was convicted in July of defrauding the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at the University of Alabama. Meehan testified that while she admittedly…

Harvard Places New Restrictions On Social Clubs, Designed to Force Them to Go Co-Ed 

In a move that will prompt a lot of anguished howling among people for whom college was the most important time of their lives, Harvard has announced it will place new restrictions on members of the school’s “final clubs.” Those are chummy, very old single-sex organizations where money sloshes merrily in every…

Editor of Columbia Paper Resigns After Publishing 'Sensitive' Image of Sorority Sister Near Vodka

The editor of Bwog, one of Columbia University’s student-run newspapers, has resigned over a photo of a woman standing near alcohol bottles at the house of sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Sorority houses aren’t usually allowed to have alcohol; the paper apologized for publishing the image “without considering the full…

An Interview with a Woman Who Abandoned the University of Alabama's Famed Political 'Machine'

Earlier this week, University of Alabama sophomore and member of the school student government Alex Smith wrote an op-ed for campus paper the Crimson White about her decision to stop working with “the Machine.” The college’s old boy’s club is also known as Theta Nu Epsilon, and it’s comprised of members of…