October 11, 2006

The Brandeis Fun Police Strike Again

The administrators at my alma mater, Brandeis, seem to have gotten the word that people on campus were actually having fun and enjoying themselves- so naturally, they rushed to put a stop to it.

An annual dance called "The Less You Wear, the Less You Pay," which has an admission policy that is easy to deduce from its name, will not take place on campus again, the school announced earlier this week. The stated reason? Three students at this year's event were hospitalized for "alcohol intoxication."

Alcohol intoxication? At a college? Who ever heard of such a thing? I was at the first-ever "Less You Wear, Less You Pay" dance, and I don't remember anything of the kind (just one guy whose entire costume was two strategically placed frisbies.)

It really bothers me that the school administrators, when I was there up until now, have cracked down on fun at every turn, yet they wonder why everyone's so unhappy all the time. For people who are such across-the-board doctrinaire leftists, they're sure behaving an awful lot like red-state moralists.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 11, 2006 10:04 AM

Well the "naked dance" has literally lived up to its name in the years I was there (I didn't attend, but know some who did and were the talk of the campus).

They've even called off Modfest as well...

Is there any organized fun left @ Brandeis?

Posted by: jaws at October 11, 2006 09:27 PM

Looks like they are having some fun here: http://community.livejournal.com/brandeis/252704.html

Posted by: at October 15, 2006 10:19 PM

those assholes are ready for a career in Philly politics. too bad they're all white and jewish, and thus unelectable in philly ...

Posted by: LilB at October 18, 2006 11:00 AM
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