Social groups and organizations

January 22, 2018 - 5:04 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several fraternity chapters at Yale University have postponed recruiting events amid a push by student activists to make the social organizations open to both men and women, an umbrella group said Monday. The fraternities put off rush events scheduled for this past weekend...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The NCAA handed Houston Baptist's football program two years of probation Friday along with a public reprimand and recruiting penalties after coach Vic Shealy failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance by creating his own student host program. Shealy asked his daughter to be a...
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January 18, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Webb is replacing Peter Walton as general manager of the Professional Referee Organization, which manages on-field officials for leagues in the United States and Canada, including Major League Soccer. Webb, who worked the World Cup and European Champions League finals in 2010...
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FILE - This Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows the Florida State University, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house near the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Fla. The Tallahassee Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2018, said that nine men are facing hazing charges in connection with the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge, Andrew Coffey, 20, who was a junior and a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi. He died Nov. 3 after he was found unresponsive after a party. (Joe Rondone/Tallahassee Democrat via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An off-campus party where a Florida State University fraternity pledge drank a lethal dose of alcohol was overflowing in beer and liquor, strippers and more than a dozen participants getting sick from being highly intoxicated. More details from the party were released...
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FILE - In this file image made from video, taken July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling is held by two Baton Rouge police officers, with one holding a hand gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling. The criminal investigation of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting has lasted more than a year-and-a-half, and there's no clear end in sight. A federal investigation of the shooting lasted nearly 10 months before the Justice Department ruled out federal charges against the officers. More than eight months have passed since Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office inherited the case to decide if any state charges are warranted. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)
January 13, 2018 - 3:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A deadly confrontation between two white Louisiana police officers and a black man lasted less than 90 seconds. The criminal investigation of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting by one of the officers has lasted more than 1 ½ years — and there's no clear end in sight. The...
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January 09, 2018 - 2:14 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University's unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group's T-shirts is expected to cost state taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs, according to a tentative settlement released Tuesday. Subject to approval by a state board, the...
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January 09, 2018 - 6:20 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Brandon Hill, University of Chicago and Joshua Trey Barnett, University of Minnesota Duluth (THE CONVERSATION) As of Jan. 1, transgender individuals are allowed to openly enlist and...
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January 08, 2018 - 5:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors are taking over a criminal case stemming from the death of a Penn State fraternity pledge after a night of drinking and hazing. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday his office agreed to assume the case from Centre County District Attorney...
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January 08, 2018 - 4:31 pm
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two fraternities at East Carolina University have been closed by their national organizations following investigations into alcohol and hazing infractions. Local media outlets report school officials announced Monday that Delta Chi National Fraternity will close its local...
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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 - 12:05 am
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four New York City men and the fraternity they belonged to face sentencing in the death of a 19-year-old pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual in Pennsylvania. Baruch College freshman Chun "Michael" Deng was blindfolded, forced to wear a heavy backpack and then repeatedly...
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