Education: Down with Fraternities

At well-bred Williams College, freshmen once studied fraternity bids a lot harder than books. But last week Williams (1,134 men) was out to stop the Greeks. A little pamphlet mailed to all the "Williams family" squarely stated the problem: "Fraternities at Williams have come to exercise a disproportionate role in undergraduate life." It urged Williams to take "complete responsibility" for feeding and housing students. This would cut the fraternities off at the knees.

A product of eight months' study by a committee of nine alumni and two seniors, the report wheeled up a potent...

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