Bates Culture

Bates Students Up In Arms Over Abrupt Cancellation of “Trick or Drink”

UPDATE 10/21 3:00 p.m.: During the forum on Trick or Drink’s cancellation, Dean McIntosh, in response to questions about what kind of changes to Bates social life the administration envisioned, “emphasized the curbing [of] unacceptable social behavior at large events” according to a Bates Student article on the forum. “’I saw the fall-out from 80s Dance,’ McIntosh said, ‘And we […]

Culture Wesleyan

“The time has come”: Wesleyan Fraternities To Go Co-ed

This morning, Wesleyan President Michael Roth ’78 and Chair of the Board of Trustees Joshua Boger ’73 announced via email to the University community that within three years the remaining residential fraternities must co-educate. The mandate does not just call for women to become integrated into the residential houses, but rather that they must become full-fledged equal […]


A Weird Week at Wes (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Beta, the fraternity where a sophomore girl (who is still in intensive care) fell from a third floor window on Sunday, will off-limits to students for the rest of the academic year. President Roth sent a campus-wide email announcing that “based on the long history of incidents there” the Beta house will be closed an […]

Culture Lifestyle The 'Cac

Ivy League Sweater Startup Hillflint Coming To The ‘Cac

We don’t write about Ivy League-related matters too often on In The ‘Cac, but the Hillflint story has finally become relevant. Hillflint is a startup sweater brand founded by two recent Ivy League grads (Woody Hines and John Shi) who set out to shake up the collegiate apparel landscape by designing the perfect sweater and eliminating […]

Alumni Culture Lifestyle Opinion The 'Cac

Getting Intimate With My Elitist Indignation

Editor’s Note: The author of this post, Daisy (@daisandconfused), founded In The ‘Cac in 2011. She resides in New York, New York with a laptop and a cutting wit. As a recent graduate of a top-tier liberal arts school generally lumped under the category of “mini-Ivy”, I read William Deresiewicz’s essay ‘Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy […]


Double Jeopardy or Just Deserts?

The past few years have seen a host of sexual assault-related lawsuits and complaints aimed at NESCAC colleges, most recently at Wesleyan – if the University goes through with a rumored plan to essentially dismantle its fraternity system, two lawsuits brought by survivors of sexual assault will have played a substantial role. A 2010 suit alleged negligence […]