09 June 2011
Did pride precede their fall? KingCast sees Dartmouth's Alpha Delta in trouble again as two yoots almost die in fall from roof.
The story says "Alcohol may have been a factor. "Really? You don't say. I say that's a f******* steep roof, that's what I say.
Things had been low key for a while since the 2006 investigation in which it was written five years ago to the day:
"Dartmouth junior Joe Kutney, a member of the Tri-Kap fraternity, said Alpha Delta can be "a pretty crazy house" whose members are proud of their party reputation. But he added that Alpha Delta is not the only Dartmouth frat with such a reputation..... Frats and sororities are central to the social life on the rural campus, and some of them have a reputation for hard drinking and raucous behavior. Dartmouth has been trying for years to curb the drinking, reduce the role of fraternities and give students more things to do.
Animal House portrayed fraternity debauchery at the fictional Delta House, whose members repeatedly thwart and embarrass the Faber College officials determined to banish them. One of the writers of the 1978 movie, Chris Miller, was a 1964 Dartmouth graduate and a member of Alpha Delta." Wonder what happened to that investigation? Folks say it was about a sex tape but the administration was "tight-lipped." Anyway, Animal House was funny as hell, this is not.