Tours de Franzia run across many colleges in this country. Wesleyan University's is no different than most, probably: Dubbed a "wine-fueled s--t-show of a scavenger hunt" by the campus blog Wesleying, the school's tour was all set to cause mayham and destruction, as usual, this year as the spring semester ended. That was until a desperate dean, Mike Whaley, Vice President of Student Affairs, sent an email to the students' parents, begging for their help in stopping the annual event.
Dear Wesleyan Parents,
We need your help. I am forwarding to you the message (below) that I recently sent to all students. The so-called "Tour de Franzia" has surfaced at Wesleyan in recent years and it has been fraught with dangerous problems. It has been impossible for us to identify the students who organize the event because it is publicized and promoted via an anonymous Facebook account. We need your help in talking with your student about the very real dangers associated with the event, as well as the significant judicial consequences that participants will face. I hope you will help us to discourage participation in this dangerous activity
Dean Mike Whaley
According to MSN Now, parental response was mixed. Said one student on Twitter, "My dad forwarded me Whaley's tour de franzia email with the message attached "[Redacted] - if you enter this event, I EXPECT YOU TO WIN!"
[H/T: MSN Now]