Category Archives: Greek Goons

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Dartmouth Suspends Fraternity During Hazing Inquiry

Dartmouth College has suspended the Beta Alpha Omega fraternity as the institution investigates purported hazing, the Associated Press reported. Officials suspended the group after the Web site Gawker released a series of possible e-mails from fraternity members that indicated alcohol use by minors as part of hazing, which is prohibited by the college.

The newspaper said the college’s safety office was also investigating an alleged sexual assault last week in a residence hall, in which the susp…

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‘Racist Ragers’ and the Party Papers

The Kappa Sigma fraternity’s chapter at Duke University set off a flood of criticism last week for inviting students to a party titled “Asia Prime,” which featured conical hats, sumo loincloths, and an invitation written in a stereotypical accent. The fraternity changed the party’s name to “International Relations” when a backlash erupted. But the event went on as planned, and students gathered on Wednesday in protest: