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MSA Exec says no to secret societies

8. March 2005 • Matt Hollerbach
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It’s that time of year again, when U-M’s secret (and not-so-secret) leadership societies polish their paddles, brush off the stolen Native American artifacts, and ask even more students to join the ranks of the elite. Why? So that they can feel better about themselves, and justify their meaningless, privileged existences. (how’s that for editorializing?)

Having been tapped by Phoenix over break and anticipating a potential invitation from Michigamua, MSA Student General Counsel Jesse Levine has expressed his determination to reject any such offer, saying “I have no interest in being a part of any secret society,” calling them “elitist and unnecessary.”

Levine, who is running for President of MSA, added, “the role of MSA President is one that should be transparent and open. I would not want to violate the trust of my friends and colleagues by evading the truth about my actions on campus. Additionally, I do not want to be a part of any organization that bastardizes Native American culture.”

For information on U-M’s infamous secret societies, Rob Goodspeed has a pretty good page set up. If you have any information on the activities or membership of these societies, please e-mail Rob – info is on the linked page.