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Oct.13, 2010

Vol. 111, No. 2

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Greek organizations, pub to get closer look

By W. Raymond Ollwerther '71
Published in the October13, 2010, issue


The role of fraternities and sororities on campus and the possible return of a campus pub are among the issues that President Tilghman has asked a new University working group to explore.

Those topics surfaced in the work of the Eating Club Task Force, which issued recommendations in May. Princeton vice president and secretary Robert Durkee ’69, who headed the Eating Club Task Force, will lead the new group along with Cynthia Cherrey, vice president for campus life.

Tilghman also asked the group to explore more broadly how campus social and residential life can be improved, particularly in the residential colleges.

She urged the group to provide “ample opportunity” for members of the campus community to offer comments, and asked for a report during the spring semester.

Durkee said the new group would not be involved in monitoring progress on the recommendations of the eating-club study group. The proposal that received the most attention — a new method for selecting eating club members modeled after the medical-school match program — is in the hands of the clubs and their graduate boards, he said. The University’s Office of Information Technology has helped develop a computer-match program, he said.

Questions for the new study group:

How can campus social life be improved?

What is — and should be — the role of fraternities and sororities?

Should a campus pub be reopened?

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