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Old 03-14-2013, 06:21 PM
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Nice article about a man at the University of Virginia and his initiation into Chi Phi fraternity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/bu...anted=all&_r=0
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I love that the interviewer asked him about Blue Pulasky.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:47 PM
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I love this story! This is great.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:03 PM
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This story really put a smile on my face!!!!!
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This is a wonderful story!
I also liked this:

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Q. Detail the initiation process.

A. It’s interesting and it’s completely secret. It’s very solemn, and you know you are joining something that makes you part of a family.
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Q. What’s your current grade point average?

A. 3.55

Q. Isn’t there room for improvement, young man?

A. I want a 3.7.
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This is an awesome story!

Thank you for sharing. I hope that Mr. Reid is doing well. I cannot but feel pride in his decision to attend college at that age and to join a fraternity. Good for him, truly. And good for the young men who accepted and treated him with dignity & respect.
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I do wonder about the following in the article:

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well, I didn’t have to pledge. I simply initiated, thanks to a very good friend, Jim Soderquist, he’s the Grand Alpha of Chi Phi — the top guy in the national organization.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:41 AM
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I do wonder about the following in the article:
I'm guessing that the leaders of Chi Phi and the undergrads at Virginia chose to waive the usual pledging requirements. It would be along the lines of an alumnus initiate.
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