There is a strange tradition at Yale called the secret societies. I don’t know much about them because they are secret, other than the fact that there are about a half dozen windowless crypt-like buildings in around the campus where all the secret-societying supposedly takes place. The secretest of the secret societies is Skull and Bones, although it can’t be that much of a secret seeing that it’s well known that George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, John Kerry, and Potter Stewart were all members.
Anyway, if you’re interested in seeing the inside, or at least part of the inside of Skull and Bones, check this out:
There may be less there than meets the eye. When the video started being discussed on my class listserv, one of my classmates, who claimed never to have been inside S & B, dismissed the video, saying, “it is a tour of the garden shed and a staircase.”