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An intriguing idea. The entire undergraduate experience as a prelude to full initiation. No more "Pledge vs. Active" issues. 4-year GPA considered. Headquarters has a vested interest in every undergrad getting the full benefit of programming. It would give much more meaning to being an alumnus, certainly.
There are of course some nagging questions. Like how to keep people interested in a program with a 4-year apprenticeship. what would the dropout rate be? You would need to use a different set of metrics to measure effectiveness.
It's definitely a topic worth some late night discussion, though. Read the full article and let us know what you think.