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Winston Smith26 Jun 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

I attended Penn State on the 70s.
But wine, women and song foiled my quest to become a sinister Bond Villain PhD.
Well, beer, women and D&D to be exact.
So I don't have a degree. But I became a football fan.

Years later, they did their best to remove any feelings I might have for Dear Old PSU. Thanks to Bill O'Brien I've kind of come back.
Now we have a frat house accused of manslaughter in a fraternity hazing. Google it. It's disgusting. I hated frat boys back on the 70s and now…..

Then just now, I got an email from the alumni association informing me that it's not too late to make a donation to Dear Old PSU.

It will be a cold day in…..

Waco Joe26 Jun 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

I feel your pain. I am going through a break up with my alma mater over their continued employment of a professor who advocates for preemptive self defense!

zoneofcontrol26 Jun 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Winston, you could use your re-directed PSU donation to start a scholarship fund for the children of TMP members incarcerated in the Dawghouse.

You could have a "Green Out" with everybody chanting "We are State Pen! We are State Pen!"

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 5:54 p.m. PST

Winston, you and the OFM are NOT due to be gifted for
another 6 days !!

Bowman27 Jun 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

The Alumni Association is probably sending out more requests right now as they know many alumni are disgusted with the situation and will refuse to donate to them. Your decision not to contribute is totally understandable and I'll bet there are many alumni that feel the same way. It's sad really.

Who asked this joker27 Jun 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Fraternities are usually "sanctioned" by the university but that is where the affiliation ends. I would not be surprised to see the University throw those guys off campus. I suspect their national chapter will pull their charter anyway.

I guess what cynical old me is trying to say is that Fraternities add little or nothing to the University's bottom line. So, the powers that be will crush them like bugs if they step too far out of line.

Garand28 Jun 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

I went to Penn State too, and I was in a fraternity as well. There are 50-something fraternities on or off campus, so to be fair let's not paint with too broad a brush.

I have not been asked for any donations recently though…


Charlie 1228 Jun 2017 7:33 p.m. PST

Back in the '70s (when I went through the first time), the Greek scene was held in very low esteem at my alma. Most of the student body were either working full time (and many with families to support) or ex-military on the GI Bill. As a buddy put it, "after 4 years in the Army and 2 tours in 'Nam, the last thing I want to put up with is some snot nosed frat boy!!!".

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