Education: Open Up

The executive committee of the National Interfraternity Conference had omitted the touchy question from the agenda; it came up on the conference floor in Washington last week just the same. Agreed a majority of the representatives of U.S. Greek-letter societies, in a resolution swathed in verbal cotton wool: fraternities that have "selective membership provisions" (i.e., whose bylaws bar anybody on grounds of race or religion) ought to "eliminate such selectivity provisions." The vote: 36 for, 3 against, 19 abstaining.

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