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Blau's Spirit Misdirected

Blau's Spirit Misdirected

While I must commend Stacey E. Blau '98 on her bold foray into anti-fraternity activism ["Hypocritical Fraternities Embarrass MIT," Feb. 25], I must respond that her approach is as completely cliched as the "service, brotherhood, and friendships that last a lifetime" statements to which she retorts with such disdain. Members of Greek organizations constitute what is likely the only demographic group against which it is (apparently) politically correct and socially acceptable to publicly insult with sweeping generalities.

As a fraternity alumnus, I must agree with the spirit of Blau's column, just not at the target. I believe a widespread call for responsibility is necessary on any campus, particularly one of global renown. Unlike many campuses administrations, MIT gives its Greek organizations both a great deal of power and a great deal of responsibility, but Greek bashing will accomplish little. I challenge Blau to learn more of what it means to have responsibility with a Greek organization, but more importantly, I challenge the Interfraternity Council membership to take a real position of leadership, and show the campus, and maybe the world, what happens when college students act with responsibility.

Garrett Love '91