Beanie Tradition Restored at Wabash College

November 8, 2006

The Christian Science Monitor reports that, after an almost 40-year absence, Indiana's all-male Wabash College has restored the tradition of miniature green beanies for freshmen -- a mild form of humiliation compared to many hazing rituals. A college senior suggested the idea, and students are generally pleased. Wabash "has always been ahead of the curve by keeping behind the times." Some freshmen find it "kind of cool" when graduates from the 50s can share their own beanie experiences with them. "The campus needed a shared tradition." Christian Science Monitor