Nick Syrett: Reactions to the Sanctioning of Yale’s DKE Chapter

Historian Nick Syrett on how Yale’s sanctioning of one of its fraternities is a symbolic victory. Continue Reading Nick Syrett: Reactions to the Sanctioning of Yale’s DKE Chapter

Nick Syrett on the Greek System, Then and Now

It’s mid-September and many of us are now back in the swing of the school year; we are surrounded by the sights and sounds of new and returning students, not just in class but all across campus. Among these students at many colleges and universities are the conspicuous members of fraternities wearing their T-shirts advertising… Continue Reading Nick Syrett on the Greek System, Then and Now

Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails

That’s what little boys are made of. So what are fraternities made of? Nicholas Syrett, author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities, will be talking about the long and secretive history of male fraternities  on WUNC’s The State of Things at noon (and 9pm) today. You can listen live online… Continue Reading Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails