According to a fairly insane website, Dartmouth student Travis Blalock ’12
will walk with you around campus to show where major hazing practices occur and which areas you should avoid. As with any tour, questions are welcome throughout the event and you should feel free to inquire about certain groups in which your child is interested.
Blalock adds: “we are in the exploratory stages of developing a hazing simulation for our tours.” For now, however, Hazing Tours will “work like traditional tours.”
Wow. So it’s both controversial (or edgy! or whatever!) and a complete disappointment. Only ten bucks, though!
Who is Travis Blalock? We have no idea, but (he claims) he’s not against hazing. From the press release we received:
Commenting on the doubts raised by those familiar with the admissions process, Blalock was quick to quell any concerns, noting “Since the exploratory process for an alternative tour company began, I have had incalculable inquiries from prospective students, their families, and alums begging me to reserve them spots on the tour. Never before has there been such distrust in an admissions office and Administration that has focused shamefully more efforts on PR than students.” But Blalock’s tour is not an attack on the admissions office or hazing in general. “I provide facts that these students and their families have a right to know. I don’t tell them that hazing is good or bad. I just tell the truth,” he stated.
Just like Andrew Lohse. God almighty.