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  • 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
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Family of racist Oklahoma frat boy flee their home after death threats as protesters rally [tr]

    03/12/2015 7:59:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Michael Zennie and Chris Spargo
    Dozens of angry protesters have descended on the wealthy Dallas neighborhood where racist Oklahoma frat boy Parker Rice lives - hoping to shame his parents for their son's participation in the horrific racist chant that shocked the nation. Rice, a former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother at University of Oklahoma, and his parents Bob and Jan say they have been forced to flee their $650,000 home in the elite suburb of Preston Hollow - home to the likes of George W. Bush, Mark Cuban and Ross Perot. Neighbors looked on in dismay as about two dozen protesters marched up the street...
  • Fraternity in racist video has roots in pre-Civil War Deep South where members opposed [tr]

    03/11/2015 1:48:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015 | Staff
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity at the center of the racist University of Oklahoma video, has its roots in the pre-Civil War Deep South. 'We came up from Dixie land,' says a ditty from an old songbook, boasting about SAE's success. Now, nearly 160 years after its founding at the University of Alabama, another song - this one chanted by members of the frat's University of Oklahoma chapter and containing racial slurs and lynching references - hearkens back to the bad old times in the land of cotton and puts a new spotlight on the group's activities over the years....
  • 'Racism is part of the culture': Oklahoma State graduate reveals how SAE pledges were [tr]

    03/11/2015 1:43:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015 | Sean O'Hare
    A former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother from Oklahoma State University has come forward to say that racism was part of the fraternity's culture - and not exclusive to one campus. It comes a day after the University of Oklahoma shut down its SAE frat house and expelled two members for conducting racist chants on a coach trip last Saturday. The Oklahoma State graduate, now in his thirties and who wishes to remain anonymous, told that the footage didn't surprise him and that similar things happened at his school. 'I can promise you that any SAE who saw the Oklahoma...
  • Second racist chant frat boy identified as a golf champion sophomore, 20, [tr]

    03/11/2015 11:37:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015 | Sean O'Hare, Kieran Coccoran and Michael Zennie
    Parents of the second Oklahoma University student filmed conducting his Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers along to a racist chant on a bus have outed their 'disgusting' son - but insist he isn't a racist. Brody and Susan Pettit, from Dallas, issued an apology on behalf of 20-year-old Levi on Tuesday night - three days after he was filmed singing 'There will never be a N**** in SAE' in a sickening video that has shocked the nation. He, along with Parker Rice, a 19-year-old privately-educated former Catholic schoolboy, were immediately expelled by the university president who also booted the disgraced chapter...
  • Congratulations, University of Oklahoma, In Your Outrage You Just Violated the Law

    03/11/2015 6:49:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2015 | David French
    This week several University of Oklahoma frat boys were caught on tape singing a vile, racist song (and, no, it wasn’t “unconscious” racism or “coded” racism — it was straight up segregation-era hate). The video triggered a tidal wave of outrage on and off campus. A top football recruit “de-committed” to OU and committed to Alabama, the national fraternity expelled the local OU chapter, and students, coaches, professors, and administrators marched in protest. To this point, the matter is rather simple. The SAE students engaged in racist expression, and private citizens countered with expression of their own — doing what...
  • Rapper Waka Flocka Flame sent out a scathing message to the Oklahoma frat

    03/10/2015 5:26:19 PM PDT · by boycott · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 9, 2015 | Peter Jacobs
    Rapper Waka Flocka Flame says he is "disgusted" and has canceled his upcoming performance at the University of Oklahoma after fraternity members there were filmed reciting a racist chant this weekend. Members of the OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter were seen chanting about lynchings and using racist epithets in a video leaked online Sunday. The university and the national SAE fraternity have both taken action against the chapter, which has been closed on the Oklahoma campus. In a statement posted to his Instagram account, Waka Flocka writes that he's "disgusted and disappointed in the actions of the SAE fraternity at...
  • Media frenzy over Oklahoma SAE fraternity's Racist Video
  • Former Catholic schoolboy named as Oklahoma fraternity brother who led racist chant [edited]

    03/10/2015 11:13:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean O'Hare and Michael Zennie
    The conductor of a sickening racist chant by a University of Oklahoma fraternity has been identified as a graduate of an elite Catholic school in Dallas. Parker Rice is an OU freshman. It is believe he did not even live in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, which was shut down by the university on Monday. Rice graduated last year from the prestigious Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. A spokesman for the school's president, Mike Earsing, told Daily Mail Online: 'We know for sure it is one of our students and it is Parker Rice.' On Tuesday, university president...
  • 2 University Of Oklahoma Students Expelled Over Frat’s Racist Video

    03/10/2015 10:56:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    CBS Houston and AP ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    University of Oklahoma President David Boren has expelled two students he says have been identified as leading a racist chant as part of a fraternity event. Boren said in a statement Tuesday the two students were dismissed for creating a “hostile learning environment for others.” The students’ names were not released.
  • No, a public university may not expel students for racist speech

    03/10/2015 9:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    Some Oklahoma University students in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were videorecorded singing (as best I and others can tell), There will never be a n***** at SAE There will never be a n***** at SAE You can hang him from a tree But he’ll never sign with me There will never be a n***** at SAE [Edited from source] Oklahoma University president David Boren said, “If I’m allowed to, these students will face suspension or expulsion.” But he is not, I think, allowed to do that.
  • 'It hit me in the core of my soul': Black man who joined Oklahoma n-word chant fraternity [tr]

    03/10/2015 8:03:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Kieran Coccoran
    A black member of the University of Oklahoma fraternity plunged into scandal after film emerged of them has hit out at his so-called 'brothers'. William Bruce James II, who is one of just two black men ever to join the university's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, pledged in 2001 - but has now turned his back on the organization. The footage showed SAE members, riding a bus while wearing bow ties and dress shirts, chanting 'There will never be a n***** SAE' to the tune of If You're Happy And You Know It.
  • Support Of Israel Reason House Was Tagged With Swastikas, Frat Says

    02/01/2015 2:32:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    CBS13 Sacramento ^ | January 31, 2015 | By Lemor Abrams
    DAVIS--On Saturday morning – the holiest day of the week for Jews – swastikas spray painted in red on their Jewish frat house were the last thing these brothers expected to wake up to. “I’m a freshman so I’ve never had to deal with such outward show of hate towards me and my people,” Itai Ofir said. Ofir and his Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi call it anti-Semitism at its worst. “I mean, you can see throughout history many Arab countries have tried to take down Israel,” Nir Voloshin said. Pro-Israel students say they feared recent events would lead to...
  • Swastikas Found Painted On Jewish Frat House In Davis [California]

    02/01/2015 1:42:44 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | January 31, 2015
    DAVIS (CBS13) – A Jewish fraternity woke up to the hate symbols spray-painted on their home Saturday morning. Two red swastikas were found painted on Alpha Epsilon Pi’s house, an off-campus fraternity. The Davis Police Department says they are investigating the incident as a hate crime. AEPI brothers believe the vandalism was done in retaliation to their support for Israel, as this week the student body voted to pass an act that will urge the UC Regents to divest from companies that provide resources to Israel. The frat brothers say they’ve been very outspoken at those “divestment meetings” and believe...
  • Are College Fraternities the SAFEST Places for Women to Socialize?

    12/13/2014 9:02:23 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Self | December 12, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    Think about it. The left is constantly trying to portray college fraternities as being chock full of white guys who use their "privilege" to demean women to the extent of mass raping them. So how many such cases of college frat gang rape have been found? Try ZERO. The left had high hopes with the Rolling Stoned UVA frat alleged rape case but that fairy tale has fallen apart. If there were instances of rapes at college frat parties wouldn't they have already been discovered and PROVEN? Therefore I have to conclude that the safest place for women on campuses...
  • Mass Rapes at Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 10:35:49 AM PST · by CondorFlight
    PJ Media ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Zombie
    Just days after a new California law redefining rape came into effect, several shocking but unsubstantiated rape allegations have been leveled against fraternities on the UC Berkeley campus. One stunning university police report cites accusations of a mass rape at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, where not just one but five victims were supposedly drugged and raped on the same night at the frat house near campus. In another allegation, a specific perpetrator was named, arrested, and shamed publicly — only to be later declared “factually innocent” as the rape charge was quietly dropped, after his reputation was ruined. Suspiciously,...
  • U-Va. fraternity to rebut claims of gang rape in Rolling Stone

    12/05/2014 10:30:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    A lawyer for the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were accused of a brutal gang rape said Friday that the organization will release a statement rebutting the claims printed in a Rolling Stone article about the incident. Several of the woman’s close friends and campus sex assault awareness advocates said that they also doubt the published account. Officials close to the fraternity said that the statement will indicate that Phi Kappa Psi did not host a party on Sept. 28, 2012, the night that a university student named Jackie alleges she was invited to a date party, lured into...
  • After Rolling Stone Airs UVa Rape Claim, a Probe

    11/23/2014 7:12:04 AM PST · by Enterprise · 21 replies ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | John Johnson
    "Afterward, Jackie recalls how three of her friends decided not to bring her to the hospital. "She's gonna be the girl who cried 'rape,' and we'll never be allowed into any frat party again," said one, a female. Jackie eventually reported the case to the school's Sexual Misconduct Board, but not to police, and the allegations went nowhere."
  • 'These are just regular college kids': Inside America's first Muslim fraternity

    04/13/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12 April 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    Members of America's first Muslim fraternity have been photographed for a photo series called 'A New Identity.' The pictures, taken by Dylan Hollingsworth, capture rush events for Alif Laam Meem (ALM) at University of Texas at Dallas, as well as day-to-day activities for fraternity members. Hollingsworth, along with Wheeler Sparks, hopes to turn his efforts into a documentary about the group as a way of exploring Muslim American identity. Hollingsworth first got in contact with ALM after spending a summer abroad and taking photographs in Palestine. On his website, he says his Christian, Jewish, and even friends from Texas were...
  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • Are Frat Brothers Natural Conservatives?

    01/26/2013 7:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/26/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    In the waning years of the Clinton administration, the Dartmouth College board of trustees created the Student Life Initiative in an effort to, well, improve student life. But, as often happens when distant bureaucracies intervene in individuals’ choices, things didn’t exactly go according to plan.Here’s what happened: In 1998, the college’s new president, James Wright, persuaded the members of the board to adopt a new initiative to improve students’ social lives. Some of the measures they implemented were, um, troublesome to fraternity members. For instance, the school limited the number of kegs students could buy and made them register...
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • ‘We were being hazed, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world’ Students speak out on frat charges

    05/26/2012 3:40:27 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | M | Matt Stout
    Two of the Boston University students police found stripped, bound and covered in condiments inside an Allston basement are railing against the hazing allegations leveled at their Alpha Epsilon Pi frat brothers, saying the incident was blown out of proportion and that key parts of the cops’ report never even happened. “The police report was really exaggerated,” said one victim, whose identity is being withheld by the Herald. “We were being hazed, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. None of us had fearful looks in our eyes, none of us were crying. They (the cops) asked us...
  • Police Find 5 ‘Horrified’ Nearly Naked BU Students In Fraternity House

    04/10/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 77 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | April 9, 2012 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – Five nearly naked college students were found shivering in a Brighton basement Monday, tied together with duct tape. Boston Police say they found the group terrified and humiliated. There were also signs the Boston University students may have been beaten. The early morning raid left police officers stunned. No one answered the door at 24 Ashford Street Monday night, but when police responded early Monday morning, they found the male students circled in the basement, stripped to their underwear. Police responded to the house after a call about a loud party. According to police: “All five were...
  • Ever Been That Drunk?

    02/04/2012 4:42:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 134 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | CARRIE ANN CHERRY
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A college student claims he was injured when a fraternity member in a "drunken stupor" decided "that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his a***," and did so, "but instead of launching, the bottle rocket blew up in the defendant's rectum, and this startled the plaintiff and caused him to jump back," and fall off the fraternity's deck. Louis Helmburg III sued The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Inc., of Huntington, West Virginia, and Travis Hughes, a fraternity member, in Cabell County Court. Helmburg claims - in a statement it would be...
  • Vermont fraternity chapter closed indefinitely over rape survey

    12/19/2011 6:29:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 ^ | 12/17/11 | LISA RATHKE
    Vermont fraternity chapter closed indefinitely over rape surveyLISA RATHKE - Staff Writer 9:53 a.m. EST, December 17, 2011 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A University of Vermont fraternity whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would like to rape has been closed indefinitely. The national Sigma Phi Epsilon made the announcement Friday after an internal investigation and lengthy discussions with the university in Burlington. "Without suggesting that every member had knowledge of this questionnaire, the questions asked in the document are deplorable and absolutely inconsistent with our values," said Brian Warren, executive director of the national...
  • Princeton University announces ban on freshman-year rush

    08/23/2011 10:09:52 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 33 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | 8/23/2011 | Staff
    The University will ban students from participating in freshman rush, it announced on Tuesday. The ban will take effect beginning in fall 2012, with members of the Class of 2016 prohibited from affiliating with fraternities or sororities for the duration of their freshman year, and members of other classes prohibited from conducting any sort of rush activities for freshmen. President Tilghman is notifying incoming freshmen of the policy change this week, according to the announcement. “The decision to prohibit freshman year affiliation and recruitment is driven primarily by a conviction that social and residential life at Princeton should continue to...
  • Police, UCF look into 'roofie' accusations against frat

    03/26/2011 7:01:53 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 30 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    Police at the University of Central Florida are looking into claims that members of a fraternity bragged about a game involving drugging random women at a fraternity function in February. University spokesman Chad Binette said Friday that UCF's Office of Student Conduct and the UCF Police Department "will be conducting reviews of the incident." "Our No. 1 priority is to provide a safe environment for the entire university community," including our Greek organizations," Binette said. The fraternity denied the allegations and said it welcomes the reviews. The controversy stems from a Feb. 10 event, in which documents released by UCF...
  • Ohio police say shooting killed 1, injured 11 at fraternity house near college campus

    02/06/2011 10:06:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 6, 2011
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.
  • Southern Football's Dating Game

    11/14/2009 7:25:27 AM PST · by Saije · 13 replies · 856+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2009 | Hannah Karp
    Each Sunday, Peyton Alsobrook, a 19-year-old freshman at Auburn University, gets together with his Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brothers to compare notes on the women they take on dates to Saturday football games. Those who seem bored are eliminated from further consideration, he says, along with any who might talk too much during a close game "because they're from up North or something." As the all-important Alabama game approaches, Mr. Alsobrook says he's narrowed his list of potential dates to four. The winner, he says, will get a coveted ticket to the big game and, beyond that, special treatment that...
  • 75 Students Arrested in San Diego University Drug Bust

    05/06/2008 1:09:06 PM PDT · by anymouse · 28 replies · 101+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/6/08 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday. Two kilograms of cocaine were seized, along with 350 Ecstasy pills, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, hash oil, methamphetamine, illicit prescription drugs, several guns and at least $60,000 in cash, authorities said. Of the 96 people arrested, 75 were students. Eighteen of the students were arrested Tuesday when nine search warrants were executed at various locations including fraternities, said Jesse Rodriguez, San Diego County assistant district attorney....
  • Embattled Nifong Says He'll Resign

    06/15/2007 5:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 968+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | June 15, 2007
    Raleigh — The man who once pursued rape, sexual assault and kidnapping charges against three former Duke lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by North Carolina's attorney general says he will resign. (Watch Mike Nifong's announcement.) "My community has suffered enough," a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday during his testimony at his State Bar ethics trial to the surprise of the families and defense attorneys of the cleared lacrosse players, as well as others in the courtroom. "Throughout the years I have served as a prosecutor I have always tried to do the right thing," a tearful Mike Nifong...
  • VA: Setting the record straight

    03/20/2007 3:07:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 447+ views
    IT IS with great horror that I read Lindsay Huggins' incredibly irresponsible and error-filled column regarding Commonwealth v. Beebe ("The painful consequences of silence," Mar. 16). While I am sure every current Wahoo wants to wave the flag of school pride, such editorial laziness should not be allowed as it does not in any way help other students. That said, I am glad attention is being brought to the horror of rape. Huggins, however, needs to get some of the facts straight and stop this disgusting and disturbing "blame the victim" stance. That serves no one and shows just how...
  • VA: Man who apologized to victim he raped gets 18 months in jail

    03/17/2007 8:17:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Hook, Charlottesville, Virginia ^ | 03-15-2007 | Courtney Stuart
    From The Hook, a local newspaper here in Charlottesville, Virginia:Four months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a fellow student in a UVA fraternity house in 1984, 42-year-old William N. Beebe will be sentenced for the nearly 23-year-old crime on Thursday, March 15, in Charlottesville Circuit Court. . . . . . Beebe was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 500 hours of community service on March 16, according to news reports from The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia).
  • Pledges In Apparent Hazing Ritual May Have Been Sexually Assaulted(diapers,fairy wings&panties)

    11/03/2006 12:57:18 PM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 1,049+ views ^ | 11/3/06
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- School officials investigating an apparent hazing ritual at a fraternity house on the University of Central Florida campus in which pledges were found in diapers, fairy wings and women's panties told Local 6 News that there is evidence that several of them may have been sexually assaulted. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at UCF was suspended by its national office and has become the subject of a police investigation after three students were recently found so drunk that they had be rushed to a hospital. University police, acting on a tip, said they noticed loud, aggressive screaming...
  • Hopkins fraternity accused of racism

    10/31/2006 4:33:40 AM PST · by Abbeville Conservative · 17 replies · 1,438+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 31, 2006 | Sumathi Reddy
    Hopkins fraternity accused of racism Black students protest mock lynching, language on Halloween party invitation By Sumathi Reddy Sun reporter Originally published October 31, 2006 Johns Hopkins University administrators suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity yesterday after a weekend "Halloween in the Hood" party that included a skeleton pirate dangling from a rope noose. Black Student Union members protested the fraternity's actions, saying the appearance of a mock lynching highlighted the atmosphere of racial insensitivity and tension at one of the country's most prestigious universities.
  • Jumping Out of Windows Into Snow (Video)

    08/19/2006 12:00:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 362+ views 5th story windows that is! It's 100 degrees in NYC right now so this clip seems fitting. **Do not ever attempt this!**