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Closson: Like FSU, Northwestern’s response to Greek issues must acknowledge problems with culture

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017

On Monday, Florida State University announced an indefinite suspension of all fraternities and sororities following the recent death of Andrew Coffey, a fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party. The announcement also cited a separate incident i...

Letter to the Editor: Greek alumni must do more to ‘fix’ fraternities

November 1, 2017

Northwestern's institutions are failing students when it comes to improving fraternity culture on campus. This, sadly, as outrage after outrage has shown, is not news. Those in a position to do something about the problem — the University, the Interfraternity Council, individual chapters and their national organizations — lack the pow...

McKeon: Frat boys are like mobsters

Shane McKeon, Op-Ed Contributor

October 29, 2017

In this series, a writer examines the history and influence of Northwestern fraternities — and proposes what to do about it. He is a former member of an IFC chapter. IFC had a bad week. Like really bad. To recap: The Inte...

Closson: All men must work to end sexual assault, not just those in Greek Life

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2017

During last winter break, I was eating dinner with my parents when they asked if I was going to join a fraternity. Despite my dad’s hopes I’d be a member of his National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, I...

McKeon: How Northwestern made frat life too big to fail

Shane McKeon, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2017

In this series, a writer examines the history and influence of Northwestern fraternities — and proposes what to do about it. He is a former member of an IFC chapter. What if I told you our university set aside 15 of its b...