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Pro-Fraternity Actions During Homecoming

c/o Rosy Capron

c/o Rosy Capron

It’s not just radical student groups who can use banner drops for activism. Two large banners were hung outside of DKE today, promoting a pro-fraternity message: “Frats Not Fiction” and “276 High Street: DKE Owned/Operated For 147 Years…And Counting”.

It is not clear if this was done by current students or perhaps returning alumni. Either way, it is clearly timed to get attention during Homecoming, when there are many alumni, though not necessarily a whole lot of students, on campus.

In addition to these signs hanging from DKE, a small plane flew over the football field during the Homecoming game, carrying a banner that read “Wes Picks Our Bros? Fascism. Look it up.”

The College Bubble: A Higher Ed Round-Up

Unless you shut yourself off from the world this past week, you probably read, or at least heard mention of, The Atlantic’s feature story¬†on fraternities and their dangers, which highlighted Wesleyan University and Beta Theta Pi. The article explores the role of fraternities on campuses, especially in the crafting of party culture and the rise of sexual assault. The article is long, but well worth the read, and has reopened space for dialogue on these issues.

AEPi Wesleyan T-Shirts for Sale

Wesleyan’s chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity is selling t-shirts all week in Usdan.

Here are some reasons you should buy one:

  • In Greek, the word means nothing, but it looks like English for “Wesleyan.”
  • It’s not the average color for the Wesleyan t-shirt (and that makes it unique!).
  • You will receive a genuine Jewish handshake with every purchase.

T-shirts are $8 a piece.

If you would like to reserve a shirt or if you have any questions, please contact Alex Pack ’14 at apack(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.