The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar Kazzy
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    Emerson is more progressive/liberal than most schools, even for Boston. I’m sure that helped contribute to a step like this.Report

    • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Kazzy
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      No doubt, but fraternities historically attract the more conservative wing of the student body. So if Emerson is more liberal than most schools, my assumption is that their Greeks are roughly comparable to average students at other schools (at least other schools in the Northeast).Report

      • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Mark Thompson
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        It is certainly possible. My school didn’t have Greek life, so I really can’t comment on it. Emerson has a huge arts component to the school… it is possible this was the “drama frat” or something? Do such things exist?

        And forgotten in my initial comment is that this is nonetheless a positive sign of progress. Thank you for sharing.Report

  2. Avatar BlaiseP
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    Norman Lear, he of Archie Bunker fame, was a member of Phi Alpha Tau at Emerson…. he did drop out of college tho….

    So was Frank Oz: Yoda and Miss Piggy.Report

  3. Avatar Russell Saunders
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    Wow, is all I have to say.Report

  4. Avatar Sean
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    Phi Alpha Tau is a professional “communicative arts” fraternity. Progress,yes. But not quite the same as if it was a residential fraternity.Report

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