May 22nd, 2006

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A little background:  During the Fall of 2005, a group of Jewish students at Dartmouth College petitioned to get a chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a national Jewish fraternity, recognized on campus.  The petition has gone before the Inter-Fraternity Council twice now, and both times was defeated by a significant majority.  Dartmouth is currently the only Ivy League school to not have a chapter of AEPi, and is already suffering from a terrible image among Jewish communities that the school is a haven for anti-semites.  The group is planning to go back before the IFC this Fall, and if turned down again, the issue is expected to make national headlines and Dartmouth's reputation could be at stake.