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Old 01-20-2024, 03:44 PM
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Recruitment at this time of year must be brutal! Someone tried to convince me to go to a winter festival this weekÖyeah, it wasnít really happening. Itís one thing to ski or hike when itís cold and youíre dressed for it, but to try to socialize or move between events and look nice when itís really, really cold and snowing and slushy is just not a good time.
IU used to do first round of recruitment in October and all the rest the week before second semester classes started in January.
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Old 01-20-2024, 05:11 PM
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Yeah, I remember that. That would be really frustrating, to have to wait that long to see who invited you back.

I feel like Iíve discussed this book here before, but maybe not? https://www.hup.harvard.edu/books/9780674088023

The sociologists who wrote the book didnít come right out and say it was IUÖbut they mentioned that weird detail about their recruitment being split like that, so people were able to figure it out pretty quickly lolÖ

Itís an excellent book- more focused on how financial resources affect college outcomes but it does touch on Greek life and how it sets the social scene for a lot of people at schools like IU.
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You did...and thanks to you, I bought a copy. : )

Based on the description of the dorm they stayed in, I'm almost positive that it's McNutt, where I lived freshman and sophomore year at IU.
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I do recall when Pledged came out people were speculating was school it was. I'm not sure but IU and SMU were the top contenders.
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I do recall when Pledged came out people were speculating was school it was. I'm not sure but IU and SMU were the top contenders.
If memory serves, someone here on GreekChat read Pledged and thought it's unnamed school sounded like theirs, the University of Maryland.

That book always read like a mix of fiction and non-fiction, likely to keep people interested as it read like a written soap opera story.
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I do recall when Pledged came out people were speculating was school it was. I'm not sure but IU and SMU were the top contenders.
Robbins definitely wrote about IU. She was at the Journalism School several different times a year or so before the book was published sitting in on classes, talking to students. She used the guise of her being a journalist, she wanted to see what the school had to offer and wanted to "mentor" female journalists. At least one of the women "featured" in the book was a journalism major she "interviewed" for an "internship". This information was relayed to me by a person who was teaching there in the j-school at the time Robbins was finishing up the book and the person put two and two together after the book was published.
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Interesting!

I was reading another book:

https://uncpress.org/book/9781469672...ts-of-friends/

And in this one, the author just randomly mentions that Pledged is about SMU- as if everyone knows this. I found that to be rather strange, as Iíve never heard anyone come out and say the school she went ďundercoverĒ at had been outed. But itís in there, like itís a proven factÖ

Otherwise, itís a pretty decent book.
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Here are last year's recruitment statistics, if you're interested. (Note: These stats are or formal recruitment only. Several chapters participated in informal recruitment, but those numbers are not included here.)

How many weeks after Formal Recruitment will this year's stats be available?
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How many weeks after Formal Recruitment will this year's stats be available?
I recall it came out a month or so later. It'll certainly be posted in here when they do come out.
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