Collegiate organizations

Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson adjust his tie in the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018 in Waco, Texas. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 3:28 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape to avoid serving jail time, prompting outrage from the former Baylor student who filed the complaint and her parents. Judge Ralph Strother accepted the plea...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Blair House after visiting with the family of former President George H. W. Bush, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 05, 2018 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who...
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November 26, 2018 - 3:25 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Board of Governors has settled a lawsuit over a student's 2014 death at a fraternity house for $250,000. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Board of Risk and Insurance management agreed to the settlement in which the WVU board denied...
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November 16, 2018 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Towson in College Park, Md. The University System of Maryland's board of regents announced Tuesday their recommendation that Durkin retain his job. Durkin has been on paid administrative leave since August, following the death of a player who collapsed during practice and an investigation of bullying by the Maryland coaching staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 8:09 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — DJ Durkin's return as Maryland's football coach lasted one day. Durkin was fired Wednesday evening, just over 24 hours after being reinstated by the school. Instead of resolving the issues facing the flawed program, the decision by the University System of Maryland board of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2013, file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. A year before federal prosecutors accused Butina of being a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Her university assignment called for her to gather information on the cyber defenses of U.S. non-profits that champion media freedom, human rights and similar causes. (AP Photo/File)
October 29, 2018 - 5:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Butina's college assignment called for her to gather...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Centre County, Pa., District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings in an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, as his parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, second and third from left, stand nearby during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A group of parents, including Jim Piazza, whose children were killed during fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity leaders themselves in an effort to band the generations-old initiations involving binge drinking and beatings that sometimes turn deadly. (Abby Drey /Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 7:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals. Now their parents are launching...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Jim Piazza, right, seated with his wife Evelyn, center, and son Michael, left, holds back emotions while discussing the death of his son, Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, during an interview in New York. Jim Piazza and Rich Braham both lost teenage sons to hazing in recent years. They’re among the parents who have formed a national Anti-Hazing Coalition, partnering with leaders of organizations representing nearly 100 national fraternities and sororities. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
September 10, 2018 - 7:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals. Now their parents are launching...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of parents whose children were killed during fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity leaders, seeking to ban the generations-old initiation rites involving binge drinking and beatings that sometimes turn deadly. Jim Piazza and Rich Braham...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:35 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Two Syracuse University students suspended for a video showing members of their fraternity using racist slurs and simulating sexual assault have re-enrolled after an order from a judge. The video posted by a university newspaper in April showed members of the fraternity...
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