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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018, file photo, Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver sit in a House committee room behind a photo of their son, 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a Louisiana State University freshman who died with a blood-alcohol content six times higher than the legal limit for driving in what authorities say was a hazing incident, in Baton Rouge, La. A federal appeals court says Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver can pursue a lawsuit that says the university disciplines sororities and fraternities differently because of gender. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Court: Suit against LSU in frat pledge's death can continue

May. 13, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court said the parents of a Louisiana State University freshman who died during a hazing ritual can pursue a lawsuit that accuses the university of committing sexual discrimination when disciplining sororities and fraternities. Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver filed a...

An early morning fire ripped through an empty University of Oklahoma fraternity house Friday, May 8, 2020, but no injuries were reported. There was no one living in the Delta Tau Delta house when the blaze erupted, because students were sent home in March due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo by Sean Murphy)

Fire rips through University of Oklahoma fraternity house

May. 8, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An early morning fire ripped through an empty University of Oklahoma fraternity house Friday, but no injuries were reported. There was no one living in the Delta Tau Delta house when the blaze erupted because students were sent home in March due to the coronavirus. “When we got...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. The U.S. Education Department is promising to process student loan forgiveness claims for nearly 170,000 borrowers within 18 months as part of a proposed settlement announced Friday in a federal lawsuit filed in California. The lawsuit alleged that DeVos illegally stalled a program known as borrower defense to repayment, which forgives federal student loans for borrowers who are cheated by their colleges. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

May. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued a new policy that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of cases colleges are required to investigate. “We released a final rule that...

UI fraternity accused of holding party during virus shutdown

Apr. 24, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials at the University of Iowa are investigating the Sigma Chi chapter there after the fraternity was accused of holding a party in violation of the state’s order limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The frat party...

Fraternity suspended for violating in-person activities ban

Mar. 31, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity for violating the chancellor’s order banning in-person activities to slow the spread of the COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday. The Southern Illinoisan reports Carbondale police over the past weekend...