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$50K reward for information in Clemson student's death

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A $50,000 reward is being offered for information about the 2014 death of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps. Hipps, a 19-year-old sophomore, went missing after an early morning run with other pledges of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity near the...

University of Kansas assault claim prompts student sit-in

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of University of Kansas students have staged a sit-in in front of the chancellor's office to protest the handling of allegations that a fraternity member sexually assaulted another student. The sit-in Friday follows protests Monday and...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

Sep. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony...

Protesters gather for second straight night at fraternity

Sep. 15, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Crowds gathered to protest for a second straight night at a University of Kansas fraternity house where a member is accused of sexually assaulting another student. The Kansas City Star reports that about 250 people arrived Tuesday on the lawn of...

Protest over University of Kansas assault claims draws crowd

Sep. 14, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people chanted and held signs outside a University of Kansas fraternity house where a member is accused of sexually assaulting another student. The Kansas City Star reports that the Monday night protest outside the Phi Kappa Psi house...

Nebraska chancellor takes steps to prevent campus assaults

Sep. 02, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green is promising changes after days of protests against sexual assault on the Lincoln campus. Green told leaders of the university's student government on Wednesday the school is taking several...

Protests continue after alleged sexual assault at frat house

Aug. 28, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Protests continue at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln following a sexual assault allegation at a fraternity house, and the latest demonstration resulted in a clash with police. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the...

Fraternity temporarily closed after sexual assault report

Aug. 25, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln said Wednesday it was closing a fraternity house and suspending all of its operations after a sexual assault was reported. Chancellor Ronnie Green said the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity — better known as Fiji —...

Law named for dead Penn State student boosts hazing penalty

Aug. 24, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — Hazing in New Jersey will be met with harsher penalties under a new law named after Tim Piazza, a state native and Penn State student who died in 2017. Gov. Phil Murphy signed Timothy J. Piazza's Law on Tuesday at Raritan Valley Community...

Former fraternity member in Ohio indicted in pledge's death

Aug. 19, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Another former fraternity member at Bowling Green State University was indicted in the death of a pledge during an alleged hazing ritual. A grand jury indicted a 22-year-old former student Wednesday on charges that include involuntary...