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  • UCF suspends sorority after accusations of hazing, drinking, drug use

    11/28/2019 8:03:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 27, 2019 | Annie Martin
    UCF has suspended sorority Pi Beta Phi after receiving an anonymous complaint of hazing, including members forcing others to use drugs and drink alcohol until they blacked out. An anonymous person alerted the University of Central Florida on Nov. 16 about a post on the website greekrank.com that described a friend’s experience in Pi Beta Phi. UCF sent the sorority a letter Nov. 21 demanding it cease all activities, including business meetings, fundraisers, socials, mixers, intramural competitions and recruitment events while the university investigates the allegations. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5. The accusations are “of utmost concern” to...
  • Proud Boys Took Me In

    11/20/2019 12:02:53 PM PST · by bicyclerepair · 23 replies
    I was vetted and accepted to the first stage of Proud Boys. We are going to the Pres. Trump rally on 11/26. antifag has a flyer out that they will be there too.
  • [Cath Cauc] Who’s In Charge Now at “L’Osservatore Romano.” And What Has Changed

    01/18/2019 12:00:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    t was written that “L’Osservatore Romano” would be getting a facelift soon, after the abrupt change of director a few days before Christmas:> Earthquake in the Vatican Media. The Winter Campaign of Bergoglio’s StalwartsAnd in fact quite a bit is new in the first issues of this year.For starters, the official newspaper of the Holy See launched what is supposed to be in 2019 the Church’s “word of the year,” the word “fraternity,” taken from the latest Christmas message “urbi et orbi” from Pope Francis, in which it does in effect appear no fewer than twelve times, three more times...
  • Stanford administrator 'told fraternity to remove American flag to improve its image on campus'

    12/04/2018 10:42:11 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 27 replies
    Daily Main Online ^ | December 4, 2018 | Keith Griffith
    A Stanford administrator once told a fraternity to remove an American flag flying out front in order to 'improve its image on campus,' according to a new report. Stanford graduate Pablo Lozano says a residential education liaison made the suggestion in fall of 2017 while the Sigma Chi fraternity was on probation, the Stanford Review reports. During a meeting with the fraternity members, the administrator 'insinuated not only that the flag made others uncomfortable but that its being flown tainted Sigma Chi’s reputation and, presumably, worsened its chance of survival,' the student publication reported. Lozano said that the students discussed...
  • Fraternity members jailed for roles in 2013 Baruch College hazing death

    08/11/2018 12:28:37 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan.08.2018 / 11:12 AM ET / Updated Jan.08.2018 / 6:19 PM ET | Chris Fuchs
    Three of four men received jail time and a national Asian-American fraternity was barred from doing business in Pennsylvania Monday in connection with the December 2013 hazing death of a college student in the Pocono Mountains. Kenny Kwan, Charles Lai, Raymond Lam and Sheldon Wong — all fraternity brothers of Pi Delta Psi — were sentenced after pleading guilty in May to manslaughter as accomplices and hindering apprehension in the death of Chun Hsien "Michael" Deng, an 18-year-old at Baruch College in Manhattan who was pledging to the fraternity when he died. Blindfolded and wearing a backpack, Deng was forced...
  • Students target frats for 'cultural appropriation' (no more Toga Parties)

    04/27/2018 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Student senators at the University of Washington-Seattle recently introduced a bill that would require fraternities to prevent "cultural appropriation" during social gatherings. [Snip] ... the bill is necessary because many "mainstream [fraternity] celebrations further perpetuate stereotypes minority groups have to face," adding that they contribute to the "harm that minority students face" on campus.
  • freshman athlete who said he had 'wanted, consensual sex' with drunk sophomore won't be prosecuted

    07/15/2016 10:26:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 99 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 15 July 2016 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    The University of Virginia (right), the location of the infamously fabricated gang-rape story printed in Rolling Stone last year, has found itself in the spotlight again thanks to another allegation of sexual assault - but this time the events surrounding the alleged rape are all too real. Sophomore volleyball player Haley Lind (left) believes she was raped at a UVA house party on August 22, 2015. The freshman athlete she was with swears it was all consensual. Both have been left distraught. And the UVA says there's just not enough evidence to do anything about it, The Washington Post reported.
  • Skull and Bones Files at Bush Library to be Released

    05/10/2016 7:49:05 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 May 2016 | Steve Byas
    Will release of records about the Skull and Bones Yale fraternity stored at the George W. Bush presidential library reveal important information about the secretive society that counts so many prominent Americans on its roster of members? The National Archives, which supervises the White House records stored at presidential libraries, including the George W. Bush Library, has announced that information located there has been requested under the Freedom of Information Act. It is rumored that Robert Gaylon Ross, author of Who’s Who of the Elite, has made the request. In his book, Ross examined such groups as the Council on...
  • With Shock, Lawyers React to Scalia's Death

    02/14/2016 1:14:02 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | February 13, 2016 | Katelyn Polantz,
    “Saddened beyond words." "A shock to the system." These were some of the reactions from lawyers on Saturday following the news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Some remembered his interactions with clerks and law students, others recalled his argument style and the impact he left from his originalist approach to the Constitution. The National Law Journal asked dozens of top appellate advocates and scholars to share their thoughts. Viet Dinh, Bancroft PLLC founder: “It is a shock to the system, literally, to lose his mind and voice. Folks may agree or disagree with particular decisions, but I...
  • 37 Face Charges in Hazing Death of Baruch College Freshman Michael Deng

    09/15/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A grand jury has recommended charges against three dozen members of a New York City college fraternity in connection with the death of a freshman who was killed during a "brutal" hazing ritual, police said on Monday. Five of the young men face third-degree murder charges. Police and prosecutors are expected to announce details at a Tuesday morning press conference. The victim, Michael Deng, went on a weekend retreat to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with the Baruch College chapter of Pi Delta Psi in December 2013 and never came home. He and other pledges were were blindfolded and ordered to carry...
  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story

    07/29/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Joseph Ax
    NEW YORK--Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape. The three men, all 2013 graduates and members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the story, claim the magazine was negligent in publishing an article entitled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rudin Erdely. They are seeking damages for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. Rolling Stone apologized in December for "discrepancies" in the account, after the story sparked a...
  • U.Va. dean sues Rolling Stone over debunked rape story

    05/12/2015 10:22:27 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 12 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Tuesday May 12, 2015 | AP staff
    RICHMOND, Va. — A University of Virginia associate dean sued Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday for more than $7.5 million, saying a debunked and retracted account of an alleged gang rape on campus cast her as the “chief villain.”... A report published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism said Rolling Stone failed at virtually every step of the process, from the reporting by Sabrina Rubin Erdely to an editing process that included high-ranking staffers.... No one at Rolling Stone was fired or disciplined as a result of the article, titled “A Rape on Campus.” Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will...
  • Rise of the Mont Order secret society

    04/27/2015 2:41:49 PM PDT · by Arnold Isen · 3 replies
    Unexplained-Mysteries.com ^ | November, 2014 | Arnold Isen
    The Mont Order, a possible revival of several much older and more powerful secret fraternities bearing names like “La Montagne”, “The Inner Order”, “Group Zero”, or simply “The Order”, has proven to have greater influence than anyone expected during 2014. My earlier articles documented some of the first initial reports of this mysterious group’s existence, leading up to this development. Currently, the best existing source compiling all information on the Mont Order society into a single dossier has been put together by author Liam Quaid and is available at a new website called the Mont Order Conspiracy Observatory. An explanatory...
  • University of Florida suspends fraternity over abuse of wounded veterans

    04/25/2015 7:28:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 73 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4/25/15 | Dearen
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property. The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. "I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has...
  • Frat boys spit on wounded vet, urinate on American flag

    04/24/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Investigations have been launched at two universities over accusations that fraternity members taunted wounded war heroes, urinated on an American flag, and spit on a wounded veteran and his service dog in Panama City Beach, Florida. The April 17 incident, involving Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members from the University of Florida and Emory University, has infuriated residents of Panama City. [Snip] ... the fraternity members were staying in the same resort [as 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses]– and caused a night of mayhem. The college kids made derogatory comments about the warriors’ wives, threw items off balconies and desecrated...
  • U-Va. fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

    <p>The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced Monday that the fraternity house will file a lawsuit against Rolling Stone, calling the magazine’s reporting that described an alleged gang-rape by some of its members “reckless.”</p> <p>The lawsuit comes a day after Rolling Stone editors retracted a Nov. 19 story “A Rape on Campus,” that portrayed the chilling account of brutal sexual assault allegedly occurring in the Phi Kappa Psi house at U-Va. in 2012. A Columbia University report issued Sunday described significant lapses by the magazine’s staff while reporting the gang-rape allegations and the story’s writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the publication’s managing editor, Will Dana, apologized for the deeply flawed account. But the fraternity noted that Erdely did not apologize directly to the Phi Psi chapter at U-Va.</p>
  • Former Utah State University frat president accused of sexual abuse during party

    03/30/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 (Updated March 27, 2015) | Michael McFall
    A former Utah State University fraternity president is accused of sexually abusing a woman at a fraternity party. Logan police arrested Ryan Wray, 26, on Tuesday night on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During Pi Kappa Alpha parties at the fraternity house, which is off-campus, people who "could no longer take care of themselves" were placed in Wray's care, said police Capt. Tyson Budge on Wednesday. "Several of the girls got talking and realized that they may have been taken advantage of," between last October and now, Budge said. One of the college-age women gave a statement...
  • OU: Frat members learned racist chant at national SAE leadership event

    03/27/2015 12:46:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Susan Svrluga
    After investigating a racist chant sung by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers on their way to an SAE Founders Day event, University of Oklahoma officials have concluded that members of the fraternity learned the words at a leadership event hosted by SAE’s national headquarters four years earlier. The university found that the chant migrated to Oklahoma and had become “part of the institutionalized culture of the chapter” and its pledging process, implying that it was not a song belonging to a small number of people and instead was part of the fraternity’s recent traditions.
  • The Limits of Free Speech: University of Oklahoma Frat does not deserve First Amendment Protection

    03/14/2015 6:24:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/14/2015 | Kent Greenfield
    Members of a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma were recently filmed chanting that they’d rather see a black student lynched than as a member of their clan. The now viral video of dapper, privileged white men shouting, “There will never be a nigger at SAE, you can hang him from a tree” reminds us of our greatest national shame. The chant has been roundly condemned as abhorrent. But after university president David Boren announced the expulsion of two students leading the chants, prominent legal scholars from the right and left have come to their defense. The university is a...