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May 03, 2012 4:58 PM Worst Defense of Dartmouth’s Fraternity System

By Daniel Luzer

Student Zack Miller writes in an article in The Dartmouth that Dartmouth’s Greek system is not so bad because,

Dartmouth’s fraternities and sororities reduce the significant risk posed by hard alcohol consumption by exclusively serving beer in their basements. Abolishing Greek life would only drive students to drink hard alcohol in their dorms, where they would not be monitored, thereby making our campus drinking culture more dangerous. Consuming beer in large social spaces monitored by Greek members who have been trained to manage social drinking and who have incentives not to let anyone get dangerously drunk is much safer than pounding shots in a small dorm room.

Wow.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer

Comments

  • Walker on May 04, 2012 8:55 AM:

    Yeah, those are the same sort of justifications Dartmouth students were making in the 90s. Not much changes.