Campuses: The Frat's in the Fire

CAMPUSES The Frat's in the Fire

College fraternities, which have been fading in influence ever since World War II's returning G.I.s failed to blush when not rushed, are newly under fire. At Amherst College, for example, they are the subject of a tough report by a committee of deans, faculty members and alumni. Amherst fraternities, says the report, "have become an anachronism, the possibilities for their reform have been exhausted, and they now stand directly in the way of exciting new possibilities." It urges a shift to more broadly based residential societies to "wean students into more mature forms of...

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