Not directly relevant to Williams, but I think this article http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/09/magazine/09FRATS.html?oref=loginin the NYTimes Magazine provides an interesting perspective on the drinking culture on college campuses. It sounds like what is happening at frats is very similar to what has happened at Williams: an administration crack-down on social keg-party style consumption, which creates a very different campus culture, in some ways for the better (the freshman girls t-shirt is one I hope would never make an appearance on the Williams campus), but in others, to the detriment of campus social life. In light of our long debate about drinking on campus, it’s an interesting read. One thing the article does not do, however, is make me sorry I missed out on the frat experience — Captain Crunch and Beer is a combo I’ll happily forsake.

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