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Student Punished for Making Monkey Sounds at Black Protester

Fraternity kicks him out, and university has launched an investigation

(Newser) - There will be consequences for the University of Mississippi student accused of taunting a Black student who was participating in a pro-Palestinian protest by mimicking a monkey or ape last week. The Phi Delta Theta fraternity says the man seen making monkey-like noises on video of the incident was previously...

Two College Students Missing in Separate Incidents

Riley Strain of the University of Missouri and Caleb Harris of Texas A&M

(Newser) - Two college students are missing and the subject of police searches, one in Nashville and the other in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Nashville: A University of Missouri student went missing Friday during a trip to Nashville with his fraternity brothers. Riley Strain, 22, a member of the Delta Chi fraternity, became

5 Former Frat Members Sentenced in Hazing Death

3 pleaded guilty to reckless homicide

(Newser) - Three former fraternity members were sentenced Thursday to jail terms for their roles in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student, while two others were ordered to serve house arrest. Jarrett Prizel, 19; Daylen Dunson, 22; and Ben Boyers, 21, had all pleaded guilty to reckless homicide...

Suit: Our Son Was Forced to Drink Bottle of Vodka as Pledge

Parents of Mizzou student Daniel Santulli file hazing complaint against Phi Gamma Delta

(Newser) - The parents of a Minnesota man allege in a lawsuit that he has been unresponsive and requires constant medical care since being forced to drink a bottle of vodka at a fraternity at the University of Missouri, reports the AP . Daniel Santulli, 19, of Eden Prairie, Minn., was found in...

After Allegations, USC to Require Guards at Fraternity Parties

Social gatherings can resume in March if new rules are followed

(Newser) - Fraternity parties can resume at a major California campus in March, provided new rules are followed—including one requiring security guards to be posted on hallways leading to bedrooms. The USC rules are in response to allegations that sexual abuse and drugging took place at several houses last fall. Suspensions...

Student Dies 4 Days After Charity Boxing Match

UNLV student Nick Valencia collapsed minutes after fight

(Newser) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas student Nathan Valencia should have been celebrating his 21st birthday on Saturday. Instead, hundreds gathered on campus to mourn him. Valencia died on Tuesday, four days after he took part in a boxing match held by a fraternity, and his family is demanding answers, NBC...

Frat Member Accused of Kidnapping, Strangling Ex

University of Delaware students demand action after arrest of Brandon Freyre

(Newser) - University of Delaware students demanding action against gender-based violence held protests this week after the arrest of a student accused of kidnapping and attacking an ex-girlfriend. Police say Brandon Freyre, 20, allegedly held a fellow student captive in his off-campus Newark apartment for around four hours early last Friday, the...

Frat Member Charged With Killing His 'Little Brother'

Involuntary manslaughter charges laid in hazing death of Bowling Green student Stone Foltz

(Newser) - A grand jury has indicted eight people, including seven students at Ohio's Bowling Green State University, in connection with the death of a 20-year-old business major following an off-campus party. Stone Foltz died March 7 , three days after he attended a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event at a house,...

Frat Brothers Give Their Old Cook a Generous Surprise

LSU's Phi Gamma Delta brothers donate to pay off Jessie Hamilton's mortgage

(Newser) - Jessie Hamilton says she's worked at least two jobs, and sometimes four, ever since she was 14. She's now 74 and finally ready to retire, thanks to a generous act from some of the people she's served throughout her career. Fourteen of those years, from 1982 to...

Student's Roommate: I'd Never Seen Him 'More Drunk in His Entire Life'

Bowling Green University sophomore Stone Foltz, 20, dead after apparent Pi Kappa Alpha hazing

(Newser) - A sophomore business major at Ohio's Bowling Green State University who was in critical condition for three days at ProMedica Toledo Hospital has died—an apparent result of a fraternity hazing, reports ABC News . Sean Alto, an attorney representing the family of Stone Foltz, says the 20-year-old had attended...

Family Suspects Hazing in Student's Death

Adam Oakes went to an off-campus party for Delta Chi initiation

(Newser) - Adam Oakes had, at last, been asked to join a fraternity at Virginia Commonwealth University. On Friday night, Oakes, 19, went to an off-campus party for the first step in his Delta Chi initiation, CNN reports. "He had already tried to get into other fraternities and had been turned...

Arrest After LSU Frat Member Ends Up on Life Support

Fraternity member is accused of multiple counts of hazing

(Newser) - A Louisiana State University student was arrested Monday and charged with hazing in connection with an October incident. Authorities say members of an LSU fraternity dropped a student off at a Baton Rouge hospital Oct. 19. That unidentified freshman was unresponsive with "pink frothy foam" coming from his mouth...

UGA Frat Suspended After Racist Group Chat Emerges

Arianna Mbunwe says University of Georgia is now 'victim-blaming' her for posts that targeted her

(Newser) - A fraternity at the University of Georgia suspended itself after racist messages from a group chat were shared online. Screenshots of the messages were shared Saturday by junior Arianna Mbunwe, who started receiving tips about wrongdoing after mocking fellow students' coronavirus practices on Twitter, per the New York Times . Mbunwe,...

Student Found Dead at Stanford University

Not much is yet known about male sophomore found in Theta Delta Chi fraternity house

(Newser) - It's not yet clear what happened to a male sophomore at Stanford University who was found dead Friday morning inside an on-campus fraternity house, the Stanford Daily reports. The Palo Alto Fire Department found the unresponsive student in the Theta Delta Chi house and tried to revive him but...

Student Was Taken to Spot Where Body Was Found: Lawyer

Reward brings information in about freshman's death

(Newser) - Private investigators hired by parents trying to understand the death of their 18-year-old son are concentrating on the fraternity party he attended on his last night. A lawyer for the parents said a $10,000 reward has brought in new information, USA Today reports. The body of Antonio Tsialas, a...

9 Charged After Student Dies Amid Alleged Frat Hazing

Indictments include involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide

(Newser) - The death of an Ohio University student and a related investigation into alleged hazing by fraternity members has led to charges against nine people, including two former students indicted for involuntary manslaughter and another for reckless homicide, the AP reports. The Athens County prosecutor announced indictments Tuesday related to the...

Parents on Freshman's Death: 'No One Has Said Anything'

Cornell's Antonio Tsialas found dead after leaving frat party

(Newser) - The full-page ad in Cornell's student newspaper offers a $10,000 reward—and a plea: Tell us how and why our son died. Freshman Antonio Tsialas, 18, was found dead in a gorge in Ithaca, NY, where a river plunges more than 150 feet over rock cliffs, on Oct....

Syracuse Shuts Down Social Activities at All Fraternities

A reported racial slur prompted the move

(Newser) - An African American student at Syracuse University reported being called a racial slur over the weekend, prompting the college to suspend a fraternity Sunday and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester pending an investigation, the AP reports. The student told officials the...

San Diego Student Dies After Fraternity Event

SDSU suspends 14 frats in response

(Newser) - San Diego State University has placed 14 fraternities on suspension after the death of a Phi Gamma Delta pledge. The county medical examiner's office says Dylan Hernandez was hospitalized on Thursday morning after he was found unresponsive in his dorm room, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Hernandez, who turned...

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Suit: 5 Took Their Lives at Frat Leader's Urging

'There were too many similarities'

(Newser) - A disturbing lawsuit out of Missouri claims a fraternity member at Truman State University successfully urged five of his friends to kill themselves in a single year. Alpha Kappa Lambda members Alex Mullins, Jacob Hughes, Josh Thomas, and two others who weren't part of the frat died between August...

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