Weiss, Philip. Everything that is surfacing is nothing new. Up until the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, no African-American had ever held the position of Commander in Chief. The University of Alabama is the fastest-growing flagship in the country. Provide your name, phone #, building name, location, machine #, barcode # and details of your problem. Office of the University Registrar, 6 June 2012. There were other parts of the ritual that were meant to degrade African-Americans (“The Skulls Initiate and Provide Much Fun for a Brilliant Audience”). What makes this fact even more astounding is that only approximately two percent of the general population of the U.S. is fraternity men (fit.edu). SGA elections at The University of Alabama are rarely boring. Stoker, Kevin. Richardson, W. M., Jr., ed. Web. Many sorority girls from both Machine and non-Machine sororities wanted to have more influence regarding which candidates The Machine backed in elections. Although there are rumors that it formed as early as 1888, Theta Nu Epsilon, Alpha-Rho chapter was formally established as an inter-fraternity organization at The University of Alabama in 1902 and officially recognized by the University in 1905. Esquire Classic. He was angry that the issue became public: “it went public and everything got blown out of proportion.” During his interview with Weiss, Green was asked about The Machine, to which he responded, “I’d rather not comment on that… I just won’t comment.” Green was widely believed to be Delta’s representative for The Machine. 19 Oct. 2012. Web. From its very beginnings as a rogue chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon to today, The Machine has caused controversy. The Crimson White. This letter was written just before the 1928 SGA elections and was directed at Machine-backed SGA president Albert Boutwell (welcometothemachine.info). Chad Green, a Delta Tau Delta brother, was upset, but not that the incident had happened. Just curious if anyone has any insight on racism at the University of Alabama. Despite the membership differences between The Skulls and the T.N.E. Although there is no concrete evidence of this, it is fair to assume that this is where the division between Machine and non-Machine fraternities began. The Machine: A University of Alabama Mainstay Posted on December 13, 2012by wtaylorf The University of Alabama has had a long and storied history. It's a machine for sure, no doubt.