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Important Issues Beyond Personal Bounds Need to Be Addressed

We don't need fraternities, Stacey E. Blau '98, or anyone else to embarrass us ["Hypocritical Fraternities Embarrass MIT," Feb. 25]. We do a great job by ourselves.

There are things going on in the world. There is an armed rebellion in Albania. The Ohio River is flooding. The Boston Globe publishes an article about undergraduate teaching assistants. Issues worthy of concern, I say. Instead, what do we choose to write about? A column telling us that people drink alcohol and have sex at fraternities. Thank you, Stacey, for pointing that out to us, and thanks to everyone who felt it necessary to point out that people elsewhere drink alcohol and have sex as well.

Are we blind, or do we just choose to ignore the world around us? Are our fields of vision limited to the walls of our labs? It is embarrassing to read The Tech and think that what we care about is limited to our particular living group, major, or ethnicity.

Timothy P. Shiau '98