March 29, 2014 7:23 PM

Fraternity's decision to dump pledging took guts

Against tradition and some others’ lesser judgment, the president of Sigma Alpha Espilon made the decision last month to ban pledging across its chapters. It took courage -- and financial nudging from the national fraternity's bank and insurer.

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Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at .

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