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“Feminism and Sororities” – Nothing New About It!

Kudos to the Kappa Alpha Theta members at Columbia for making it to the pages of the Sunday issue of The New York Times. The title of the article was “When a Feminist Pledges a Sorority” as if that was … Continue reading

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The Fraternity and Sorority Mural – Painted with the Same Brush

Yesterday, I made the mistake of getting caught up in the responses to several facebook and blog posts. NEVER A GOOD IDEA! It’s a big rabbit hole and there is a goodly amount of hate out there. A quick history of … Continue reading

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E. Jean Nelson Penfield and Carrie Chapman Catt, Monmouth Duo BFFs?

One of the great joys I’ve had is meeting Greek-Letter Organization Archivists and Historians. We are kindred spirits. It goes without saying that we love our own organization the most, almost as if it was our child. Yet, I, for one, … Continue reading

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2014 Emmys and the 19th Amendment

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Emmy Awards. Phi Gamma Delta Seth Meyers hosted the event which took place yesterday, on a Monday night. Congratulations to the members of Greek-letter organizations who won Emmys. They include: Ty Burrell, Sigma … Continue reading

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E. Jean Nelson Penfield, KKG, and Carrie Chapman Catt, ΠΒΦ, the Monmouth Duo of Suffragists

Eliza Jean Nelson (Penfield), who was born and raised in Greencastle, Indiana, graduated from DePauw University in 1893. While a student, she became a member of the Iota chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She attended the 1891 Panhellenic meeting in … Continue reading

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