Latest College sororities News

Ted Bundy's murderous charm still polarizes, 40 years later

Feb. 9, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — She kept her eyes on the dapper, wavy-haired man who smiled, winked and exuded self-confidence as the courtroom proceedings moved along. "I don't know what it is he has, but he's fascinating," the teenage spectator explained to me at the time. "He's impressive. He just has a kind of...

AP Was There: Exclusive interview with serial killer

Feb. 9, 2019 10:07 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE — On July 24, 1979, serial killer Ted Bundy was convicted by a jury in Miami of the murder of two sorority sisters in a rampage a year earlier. Three days later, Associated Press reporter Dan Sewell sat down with Bundy in the Dade County Jail for an exclusive interview. The AP is republishing...

Bundy's deadly charm still polarizes, 40 years later

Feb. 9, 2019 8:54 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — She kept her eyes on the dapper, wavy haired man who smiled, winked and exuded self-confidence as the courtroom proceedings moved along. "I don't know what it is he has, but he's fascinating," the teenage spectator explained to me at the time. "He's impressive. He just has a kind of...

Harvard denies claims in suits from fraternities, sororities

Feb. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is asking judges to dismiss a pair of lawsuits challenging a school policy that discourages students from joining single-gender clubs. Court documents filed by Harvard on Friday deny allegations of sex discrimination made in separate lawsuits in state and federal...

Parents of Penn State pledge sue frat members over his death

Feb. 1, 2019 5:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a Penn State sophomore who died two years ago after a night of drinking and hazing have sued 28 members of a shuttered fraternity and a security company hired to help enforce alcohol regulations. Lawyers for Tim Piazza's parents announced the federal wrongful death...

Fans of 'Empire' actor, sorority aid effort to save college

Jan. 31, 2019 1:53 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A historically black women's college in North Carolina that's one of two such institutions left in the U.S. is trying to raise $5 million to stave off losing accreditation. Bennett College has reported sizeable donations as it closes in on its Friday fundraising deadline, aided by...

Tapping into sorority network, Kamala Harris returns to SC

Jan. 26, 2019 1:23 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris returned to South Carolina on Friday, using her first visit to this early-voting state as an official presidential contender to tap into a sorority network that could prove crucial as she develops her campaign. In a room festooned in pink and green — the...

Fraternity closes LSU chapter for hazing, alcohol violations

Jan. 22, 2019 7:14 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Delta Kappa Epsilon says it has closed its nearly century-old chapter at Louisiana State University over violations of the fraternal organization's alcohol and hazing policies. DKE's executive director, Doug Lanpher, declined to say what allegations prompted the organization to...

Center for research on fraternities, sororities planned

Jan. 22, 2019 6:02 AM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is announcing plans for a national multidisciplinary research center on fraternities and sororities as part of an effort for change following the death of a fraternity pledge two years ago. University officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for creation of the Timothy J....

Racism charges prompt university to review Greek community

Jan. 11, 2019 5:43 PM EST

NOFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large university in Virginia is reviewing its entire Greek community after members of a sorority were accused of using racist language online and belittling a black member. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Old Dominion University made the announcement in a letter on Friday. ODU...