Negative Coverage Not the Problem
Stop whining about “biased” or “unfair” media coverage of MIT. What else should we expect? It’s no surprise that the press expresses skepticism: why can’t one of the best universities in the world fix a very fixable problem? Years after the Krueger tragedy, we still have fraternities serving freshmen (or worse, Wellesley freshmen; what gentlemen!). Sadly, decades of lax policing by MIT and self-policing (laugh!) have “come home to roost” -- some ILGs don’t seem to get it.
Mail President Vest every week. Shred the Globe on the steps of Killian Court. Protest all you want. But to really challenge MIT’s new image of fraternities gone wild, we have to do better ourselves. We have to expect even more from FSILGs -- especially the vast majority that are a positive, important part of the MIT experience. And we have to continue to swiftly and severely sanction those that shirk their responsibilities to the MIT community.
Raajnish A. Chitaley ’95