June 8, 2001
New Scrutiny for Powerful Greek Systems
Incidents force Dartmouth and the U. of Alabama to confront legacy of bigotry in fraternities and sororities
By mid-May, spring had done its work at the University of Alabama, having unsheathed the magnolia buds and thickened the grass on the campus green. A few days before graduation, crimson Frisbees sailed and the dollar drafts flowed freely in Tuscaloosa.
In Hanover, N.H., about 1,100 miles away, fog was rolling off the White Mountains near Dartmouth College. The ivy was damp on the red bricks of colonial buildings, and students were ordering herbal tea and lattes inside small