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Fiji Brothers Also Need Support

When I first heard about the incident at Phi Gamma Delta I, like everyone else I talked to, was depressed. I thought about what it would be like if something similar to what happened at Fiji were to happen at my own house, Theta Delta Chi. It almost brought me to tears.

The next day as I saw and heard the reactions from MIT and the Interfraternity Council, I was surprised and disappointed to learn that their sympathy, while free-flowing to the victim and family of the victim, did not extend to some of the victim's closest friends on campus, the members of Fiji.

Some of my closest friends on this earth live with me in my house, and if one of them were to die, I would grieve as for a member of my own family. Perhaps we could all say a prayer for the brothers and pledges of Fiji as they grieve; maybe they aren't the demons MIT and the press will no doubt make them out to be.

Jake Kendall '98