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  • Fraternities face scrutiny, self-analysis after series of scandals

    Fraternities face scrutiny, self-analysis after series of scandals
    In the wake of a racist, sexist email that roiled the campus this month, students at the University of Maryland, College Park spoke out at a forum Tuesday, expressing frustration with fraternity culture and unhappiness with the school's response. Some of...
  • Oklahoma student who led racist chant meets black leaders, apologizes

    Oklahoma student who led racist chant meets black leaders, apologizes
    A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on video leading a racist chant said Wednesday he's deeply sorry for his role in the incident and upset and embarrassed that he failed to stop it. Flanked by several black Oklahoma City...
  • When explosives in school weren't a big deal

    When explosives in school weren't a big deal
    There was a time when a student could bring an explosive device to a public school and end up with a three-day suspension. Joseph C. Dalpiaz is running for the school board in Fairmont School District 89 in Lockport Township, but nearly three decades...
  • All fraternities shouldn't be tarnished by a few bad apples

    The past few days have been dismal for college fraternities: five suspensions in a dozen days. The Greek system on campus is once again under fire, and for good reason. Racist chants. Partially nude pictures of women. Hazing. More hazing. Oh, and a half-...
  • Concealed-carry? Not in my classroom

    Concealed-carry? Not in my classroom
    My student wants to bring his handgun to my Tuesday night English 1101 class. Not for show and tell, mind you. In fact, he has to keep it hidden in legal accordance with the concealed-carry permit issued to him by the state of Florida. We haven’...
  • 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...