College fraternities

April 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person. Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby Maldonado announced Sunday that investigators had...
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April 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video "racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist" in a video...
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This Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo shows the Theta Tau fraternity house in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the fraternity was suspended over videos with racist, sexist content. Syverud, described the video involving members of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities. He said the videos were turned over to the school's Department of Public Safety for possible disciplinary or legal action. (Julie McMahon/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 8:39 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch" depicting an uneducated, intolerant person. "Each semester our new members are given the opportunity to...
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March 28, 2018 - 12:45 pm
A judge has thrown out involuntary manslaughter and some of the other most serious remaining charges against 11 of the former Penn State fraternity members arrested in a pledge's hazing-related death last year. It's the second major blow to the prosecution's case. District Judge Allen Sinclair on...
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FILE--This file photo from Nov. 9, 2017 shows the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. On Feb. 4, 2017, 19-year-old fraternity pledge Tim Piazza drank heavily at a pledge party, then fell head-first down basement stairs, the first of several tumbles that left him mortally injured. A preliminary hearing set to begin on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the courthouse near campus involves 11 of the 26 young men charged in connection with the February 2017 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FILE)
March 23, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly. Dr. Harry Kamerow took the stand in a preliminary hearing to determine if there is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Louisiana State University Police investigate the death of Louisiana State University student Maxwell Gruver as a possible fraternity hazing incident, at an on campus fraternity house, Phi Delta Theta in Baton Rouge, La. A grand jury indicted four people Thursday, March 15, 2018, in the death of the Gruver whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving after fraternity members allegedly subjected him to a hazing ritual. The state grand jury issued the indictments six months after 18-year-old Gruver died at a hospital after a night of drinking at the Phi Delta Theta house on LSU's campus. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP, File)
March 15, 2018 - 9:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A grand jury indicted four people Thursday in the death of a Louisiana State University student whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving after fraternity members allegedly subjected him to a hazing ritual. The state grand jury issued...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, right, welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
January 31, 2018 - 4:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he's opening proceedings to have a student fraternity shut down for promoting neo-Nazi ideals. The APA news agency reported Wednesday that Kurz told reporters he'd agreed with Interior Minister Herbert Kickl to try to shut down the small...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:48 am
SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A reported sexual assault at a Clemson University fraternity house over the weekend has led to the suspension of all social events at the South Carolina school's fraternity houses. A public safety alert issued early Saturday morning notified the university community that a...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Raymond Lam, center, leaves the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa. Lam is one of four men from the New York City borough of Queens who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2013 death of Chun "Michael" Deng, a fraternity pledge from the Baruch College campus of the City University of New York, at a rented house in the Pocono Mountains. The four are set to be sentenced Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, along with the Pi Delta Psi fraternity itself, which was convicted after a trial. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:47 am
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A national fraternity has been banned from Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay a fine of more than $110,000 for its role in the death of a 19-year-old pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual. Pi Delta Psi was sentenced Monday in Stroudsburg. The Asian-American cultural...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Centre County, Pa., District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, as his parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, second and third from left, stand nearby during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. Parks is scheduled to release grand jury recommendations Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, on the fraternity culture at Penn State. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 10:41 am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death said Friday that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to occur. The report was released by a district...
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