Ooooooh, the plot thickens. According to the CeeDub, an emergency meeting was called of all high ranking officials just before pledge was suspended. Dean of Students Tim Hebson had this to say:
“Next week we’re taking a week off,” Hebson said. “It has nothing to do with like, what one website just said, Kelly Johnson and this Sigma Chi situation. Nothing at all to do with any of that. We are going to start this as a tradition that that week will be a week off.”
Hmm, does Tim Hebson read the Tusk? Maybe. But we find the timing all a little too convenient and we’re pretty sure the whole “IT’S A NEW TRADITION AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING GUYZ!” line is some kinda fancy PR-speak.
We’re still pretty sure this had everything to do with the Sigma Chi incident; with a dash of warring frats vandalizing their mansions thrown in for good measure.
We’re just really happy that he university decided to give the frats a weekend to beat the christ out of these 18-year-old boys before pledge was hastily suspended. Brilliant. It’s ok though, I’m sure someone is going to really take a hard look at the pledge process and decide that humiliating yourself to pay for the privilege of joining a racist drinking club maybe doesn’t make so much sense in 2012. Or not.