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Split verdict in ex-fraternity president sex assault cases

Feb. 18, 2020 1:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former president of a Temple University fraternity has been convicted in an attempted sexual assault case but acquitted of sex assault charges in another case. Jurors convicted 23-year-old Ari Goldstein of attempted sexual assault and indecent assault of a woman who was a freshman...

New Mexico State turns focus to fraternities, sororities

Feb. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is starting a new initiative focused on the health, safety and well-being of students involved in fraternity and sorority life. School officials said the effort is based on a model used at large universities elsewhere and a website that will provide more...

Recent Kansas editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 16 What if your loved one’s final resting place wasn’t as restful as promised? What if a bulldozer nearby gave way to new building construction? That could be the case for families all across Kansas if a bill before the Legislature uproots decades, indeed centuries, of...

Suit: Drake, fraternity negligent in dangerous hazing event

Feb. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A student is suing Drake University in Des Moines, along with a fraternity at the school and several fellow students for an unspecified amount after he said he nearly died from a hazing incident. Court documents filed Feb. 7 show Marcus Shields is suing the school, Theta Chi...

Students to study economic impact of Fall River Vietnam wall

Feb. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A group of college students has launched a project to study the potential economic impact of the soon-to-open Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Fall River. Joseph Marshall, committee chairman of the group raising the wall, tells The Herald News the students from Salve Regina...

University of Northern Colorado puts Greek life on hold

Feb. 8, 2020 5:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The University of Northern Colorado is barring fraternities and sororities from participating in recruitment, initiation, parties and formals this semester after reports of sexual misconduct, drug use and underage drinking. The temporary halt to Greek activities at UNC will allow each...

Chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield retiring

Feb. 8, 2020 9:12 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The leader of the University of Illinois Springfield plans to retire this year. Chancellor Susan Koch announced Friday that she will retire on June 30, leaving the post she was appointed to in 2011. She also served as vice president of the University of Illinois system. Koch...

Former CMU student leader gets year in jail in assault case

Feb. 7, 2020 4:41 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A former student government leader at Central Michigan University was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for a misdemeanor in an assault case that was reopened after misconduct by the prosecutor. Ian Elliott will get credit for more than five months in prison. He could be...

No charges to be sought after Iowa marching band allegations

Feb. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — University leaders have determined there's not enough evidence to pursue charges stemming from allegations that University of Iowa marching band members were targets of abuse during last season's football game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they...

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. In late January 2020, a federal judge dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans discrimination based on gender in education. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

Judge rules against women seeking admission to Yale frats

Feb. 5, 2020 12:55 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale University to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans discrimination based on gender in education. U.S....