So Dr. Amelia has a merry band of freshpersons for a spring course for the first time this semester. And she has be having particular difficulty with the male members of the band. Missing classes, for example having 25% of the class out on a Wednesday, and every last one being a male student. Sleeping in class during a hands-on hamster fur weaving exercise. Just not turning in even the most trivial and easy of assignments.
She asked a colleague what was going on, and got the answer: fraternity pledging. Then she read this article in The Atlantic, and understands a bit more.
She recommends it. The article has her impressed. The fraternities not so much.