Collegiate organizations

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 March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 15, 2018 - 4:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges...
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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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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Jim Piazza speaks about the importance of passing anti-hazing legislation named after his son, Timothy Piazza, a Penn State University student who died after a night of hazing and drinking at a fraternity, as his wife Evelyn wraps her arm around him outside of the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Timothy Piazza's parents have settled with Beta Theta Pi's national organization. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
September 05, 2018 - 8:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Penn State University student who died after a night of hazing and drinking have settled with the national organization of the fraternity he was pledging, their lawyer said. The amount for which Jim and Evelyn Piazza, the parents of the late 19-year-old Tim...
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Hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Detroit. The sorority's traditional Omega Omega service lasted nearly an hour, saluting Franklin with song, scripture and words. Franklin, who was inducted into Delta Sigma Theta as an honorary member in 1992, was remembered as for her regal presence and love of her community. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 29, 2018 - 7:47 am
DETROIT (AP) — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority. The moving ceremony, known as the Omega Omega...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 14, 2018 - 3:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Brock Turner leaves the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, Calif. An appeals court has rejected the former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction. The three judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that Brock Turner received a fair trial. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 8:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was "substantial...
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FILE – In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Ryan Burke, left, who was a fraternity brother at Penn State University's shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter, walks with his attorney Philip Masorti on the day Burke pleaded guilty to four counts of hazing and five alcohol-related offenses related to the death of 19-year-old fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza, of Lebanon, N.J., outside the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa. Burke is set to learn his sentence, on Tuesday, July 31. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The first member of a Penn State University fraternity to plead guilty in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing last year was sentenced to three months' house arrest on Tuesday. Ryan Burke had pleaded guilty to four counts of hazing and...
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