A factor in Dartmouth's drop in rank by U.S. News & World Report is its "Animal House" antics. Those rankings mean everything, ranging from the ability to attract top students to success in fundraising.
Since that drop became known and why, every institution of higher learning must be shaking in its boots.
This weekend Rutgers in New Jersey might have joined that list. A female at a frat house - Caitlyn Kovacs - showed signs of "distress" at about 3 A.M. Sunday. Soon after, at the hospital she died. Some suspect alcohol had something to do with that death. An investigation still needs to be conducted. Here is the coverage in USA Today.
So, it's no surprise that Wesleyan University announced that its on-campus or residential frat houses had to become coed during the next three years. There had been two lawsuits regarding alleged rapes in frat houses. Here is the coverage of that development by Elliot Hannon in Slate.
However, females may not serve as a civilizing force in frat life. Traditionally, society relied on females to tame men. That's one reason why marriage between a woman and a man was encouraged. But females are indulging in the same excesses as males. That includes drinking a lot during college. Here is coverage of that.
Some correlate the high number of alleged campus rapes to the increased vulnerability of females who become intoxicated. In another era all social events on campus were overseen by a house mother or administrator. That prevented women from drinking beyond what they could handle.