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Lawsuit: Fraternity hazing led to UNL student's suicide

Jan. 23, 2021 5:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that weeks of fraternity hazing led a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student to kill himself. Kam Rokon claims in the lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court that his brother, Rahat Jalil, was forced to stand outside all night with no clothes on and was told...

Foundation boots UNC-Chapel Hill fraternity from house

Jan. 12, 2021 5:48 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A foundation has ended the lease for a fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that was one of three Greek chapters linked to a drug trafficking ring. The lease for the Kappa Sigma fraternity will end on Jan. 18, one month after local and federal law...

Returning University of Alabama students need virus tests

Jan. 5, 2021 3:09 PM EST

The University of Alabama is requiring that students who will live on campus for the spring 2021 semester to be tested for coronavirus, officials said. The tests must happen within seven days of their arrival, no later than Jan. 19, The Tuscaloosa News reported. The spring semester will begin Jan. 13. The...

Wesleyan fraternity suspended for hazing, COVID violation

Dec. 24, 2020 1:09 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A fraternity at Wesleyan University has been suspended following a hazing incident that also violated the school's COVID-19 Code of Conduct. Lauren Rubenstein, the school's director of media and public relations, confirmed the suspension Thursday but did not identify the fraternity...

FILE - In this April 20, 2015, file photo, the Old Well is seen near the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Fraternity members at North Carolina's flagship school were part of a drug trafficking ring that for years funneled huge quantities of drugs into three college campuses, federal prosecutors said Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

UNC suspends 3 fraternities that feds linked to drug ring

Dec. 18, 2020 5:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Friday that it has suspended three fraternities that have been linked to a drug trafficking ring that federal prosecutors say funneled large amounts of drugs into three college campuses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

FILE - In this April 20, 2015, file photo, the Old Well is seen near the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Fraternity members at North Carolina's flagship school were part of a drug trafficking ring that for years funneled huge quantities of drugs into three college campuses, federal prosecutors said Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Feds: North Carolina frat members were part of drug ring

Dec. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Fraternity members at North Carolina's flagship school were part of a drug trafficking ring that for years funneled huge quantities of drugs into three college campuses, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Twenty-one people have been charged in connection to the ring following an...

LSU's review request denied in case of frat pledge's death

Dec. 8, 2020 9:11 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from Louisiana State University, which spent years arguing that it should be immune from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a fraternity pledge from Georgia who died of acute alcohol poisoning. The court announced Monday that it won't...

College: Former student caused $400K in damage during prank

Dec. 3, 2020 9:14 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A university in Alabama has sued a former student who they said participated in a prank that caused more than $400,000 in damage to a fraternity house where he lived. The federal lawsuit filed this week by Samford University alleges John Brody Cantrell and his friend, Christopher...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 2, 2020 10:04 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Pass Collin’s Law to help stop hazing The Columbus Dispatch Dec. 1 Few parents ever want to see lawmakers pass a bill named for their child, because when that happens, it typically comes after there has been a tragic end to a short...