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Grading Greek Life On College Campuses

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For some students pledging that fraternity or sorority is a rite of passage, creating a sense of belonging and friendship on campus.  But after a series of recent ugly incidents - including hazing, binge drinking, and sexual assaults - some colleges are looking harder at Greek organizations and whether some are getting out of control.  We’re examining the big picture, nationally and in New Hampshire.  

GUESTS:

CALLOUTS:

  • Samuel Bauer – a senior engineering student at Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity on campus, and the executive board of the Intra-fraternity Council.
  • MaryAnne Lustgraaf – director of Memorial Union and Student Activities at the University of New Hampshire. She helps oversee Greek Life on campus.
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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