Originally Posted by Low C Sharp
JFK was in a final club at Harvard, which is essentially a local fraternity. But I hate it when a repeatedly debunked urban legend is cut and pasted over and over without thought. A big national publication like USA Today should have at least a shred of fact-checking. It's not a misnomer; it's just plain false. There have been more than three non-Greek presidents since 1965, never mind 1825.
Yes but, I'm sure I'm not the only person who noticed some of the errors in that article. I don't remember everything but, I remember seeing that the first sorority was founded in 1831 (in the article). Ummmm...a simple Google search can correct that for you. How was this published/ placed online when so many different things were wrong (dates and the fact that they went by myths)? I appreciate what the author was trying to say but; it needed an Editor to check facts.
Also, I see what LaneSig was saying. It's not as though people who AI are less Greek but, the premise of the article was to say, "Hey, look what going Greek (in undergrad or grad) can do for you!" I would have to agree with NutBrn about the fact that they could have used a picture of a prominent Greek man or woman (anyone would have done) other than young ladies wearing those tank tops and hats.