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  • No Room For Animal Houses On Campus

    No Room For Animal Houses On Campus
    You'd think the Blutos at Pi Kappa Alpha at UConn would get the message: Animal House really is over. The fraternity was already on probation for alleged bullying and sexist and racist slurs when it held two parties with alcohol last fall, in...
  • Commentary: Proposed law would protect flags on college campuses

    The recent vote by a student council at UC Irvine to ban the display of the American flag is truly a moment made for social media: baffling at first, difficult to fathom, easy to tweet. In today's media landscape, news travels fast, scandal even faster,...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 8-15, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The week marked the 4th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed about 19,000 people....
  • Frats are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior

    Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities around the country seem to be coming under fire as never before over behavior that would shock the frat boys of "Animal House." Despite a major...
  • Penn State frat members joked about online nude photos, documents say

    Penn State frat members joked about online nude photos, documents say
    Members of an invitation-only Facebook page run by Penn State University’s Kappa Delta Rho fraternity joked about photos of nude and semi-nude women that the group had posted online, according to court documents. “Lol delete those or we will...
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon to create confidential hotline for racist incidents

    The national leaders of the embattled Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity plan to create a confidential hotline for reporting racist incidents such as the chant that thrust the group's University of Oklahoma chapter into the spotlight, fraternity officials...
  • Blatant racism is easy to confront; try tackling the subtle systemic kind

    Blatant racism is easy to confront; try tackling the subtle systemic kind
    Last week, James MacArthur, better known as the Baltimore Spectator, chronicled violent and racist comments posted on a Facebook for residents of the Bowleys Quarters community of Baltimore County. The online exchange began when one resident posted that...
  • Oklahoma fraternity racism investigation expands to other colleges

    Oklahoma fraternity racism investigation expands to other colleges
    Investigations into racism at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapters have extended to college campuses in Louisiana and Texas, the organization said Thursday, after its national office received word that members in those places had direct knowledge of...
  • Black OU student understands the power in forgiveness

    Black OU student understands the power in forgiveness
    Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That's why what happened last week on “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly's Fox News program, was so remarkable. Following the expulsion of Parker...
  • Fraternity apologizes, unveils diversity plan to combat racial intolerance

     Fraternity apologizes, unveils diversity plan to combat racial intolerance
    More than a week after a video surfaced of an Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist song, the national fraternity announced a four part diversity initiative and said it is starting a review of its 237 chapters, including the 10 in...
  • UM College Park investigating email containing racial, ethnic slurs

    UM College Park investigating email containing racial, ethnic slurs
    The University of Maryland, College Park found itself thrust into the spotlight Friday after a racist and sexist email allegedly sent by a student fraternity member surfaced, sparking outrage and fierce debates about free speech. The email, purportedly...