College fraternities

April 09, 2019 - 4:42 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina university student who died while attending a fraternity event was drinking alcohol when she told her boyfriend she didn't feel well, collapsed and died. A Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report says Caroline Smith, a Furman University sophomore...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces the results of an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza, seen in photo at right, a Penn State University fraternity pledge, during a press conference in Bellefonte, Pa. Three ex-Penn State fraternity brothers have been sentenced to jail on hazing charges in connection to the February 2017 death of Piazza. Sentences handed down Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to the three former Beta Theta Pi members range from 30 days to three months in jail. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
April 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
A judge has sentenced three former Penn State fraternity members to jail in the 2017 death of a pledge, the first defendants ordered to serve time behind bars in a case that rewrote Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law. Centre County Judge Brian Marshall sentenced former Beta Theta Pi members Tuesday for...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 27, 2019 - 3:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" Tuesday night as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a...
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March 19, 2019 - 12:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An appeals court agrees a fraternity should be dismissed from a lawsuit alleging a pledge at a private North Carolina university died from hazing. The state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday the mother of Robert Eugene Tipton Jr. didn't offer sufficient evidence that Tipton's...
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In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he now regrets participating in “Old South” parties while he was a student at the university in which he and others dressed in Confederate uniforms. (Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms. The fraternity has since ended the tradition, and Lee, four decades removed...
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January 28, 2019 - 2:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge says a former Louisiana State University student charged in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge must give prosecutors the passcode to his seized cellphone. The Advocate reports the judge ruled Monday that 20-year-old Matthew Alexander Naquin of...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:25 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has suspended two fraternities and is limiting activities at a third pending a hazing investigation. Duke spokesman Keith Lawrence confirmed to The Herald-Sun on Saturday that Delta Tau Delta and Pi Kappa Phi were suspended, along with new member activities at...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller announces the results of an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza, seen in photo at right, a Penn State University fraternity pledge, during a press conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A string of guilty pleas has left just five defendants still fighting charges in the hazing-related death of Timothy Piazza, a pledge at a Penn State fraternity two years ago. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
January 10, 2019 - 10:19 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A string of guilty pleas has left just five defendants still fighting charges in the hazing-related death of a pledge at a Penn State fraternity two years ago, a case whittled down as prosecutors were unable to get the most serious counts to stick. Twenty-eight members of the...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna arrives for a hearing in 54th District Court during a hearing in Waco, Texas. Local leaders say a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president to serve no jail times highlights the outsized influence alumni play in shaping the criminal justice system in and around Waco. Jacob Walter Anderson was accused of raping a woman outside a 2016 fraternity party. The plea agreement allows him to avoid jail or being listed as a sex offender. The judge, prosecutor and defense attorney in the case all have degrees from Baylor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 5:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 5:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system. "What's similar is...
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