Author Event: John Hechinger - True Gentlemen

In True Gentlemen, Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of SAE and fraternity culture generally, exposing the vast gulf between its founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large. He shows how national fraternities are reacting to a slowly dawning new reality, and asks what the rest of us should do about it. Should we ban them outright, or will they only be driven underground? Can an institution this broken be saved? With rare access and skillful storytelling, Hechinger draws a fascinating and necessary portrait of an institution in deep need of reform, and makes a case for how it can happen.

 

 

 

Author Bio:

John Hechinger, a senior editor at Bloomberg News and a former reporter at the Charlotte Observer, was a 2011 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service and a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for his reporting on education. Before joining Bloomberg in 2010, he was a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal, where he focused on education and finance. His commentary on fraternities has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, PBS NewsHour and NPR.  A graduate of Yale University, he lives near Boston with his wife and daughter.

 

 

Event date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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