John Hechinger - True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities — in conversation with Jeffrey J. Selingo

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Hechinger’s investigation of college fraternities focuses on Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national organization of 230 chapters with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers. Representative, if extreme, SAE engages in racist and misogynist practices, the latter documented in The Hunting Ground, a film about campus rape, and its violent hazing rituals have killed ten undergraduates since 2005.  Hechinger, a senior editor at Bloomberg News and a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, is the only reporter granted the cooperation of SAE’s president, and his account moves from the fraternity’s egregious campus activities to its equally dangerous role in American business and politics. Showing that the nation’s power structures incorporate the connections white men form in fraternities, Hechinger asks if these bastions of white male privilege should be banned or if they can be reformed along the lines of their founding ideals.

Hechinger will be in conversation with Jeffrey J. Selingo, formerly the top editor of the Chronicle for Higher Education, a frequent Washington Post contributor, and author of the book There Is Life After College.

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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781610396820
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 26th, 2017

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