College fraternities

In this June 17, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington. Harris is stepping up her outreach to the black community as she campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2019 - 6:14 am
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is stepping up her campaign outreach to the black community. The California senator is seeking to mobilize students and graduates of historically black colleges and universities — known as HBCUs — as well as the country's nine black fraternities and...
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Former Beta Theta Pi house manager Braxton Becker, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being found guilty of one misdemeanor on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Bellefonte, Pa. Becker was accused of intentionally deleting basement video from the fraternity house after Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza fell down the steps in 2017. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 5:27 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The former manager of a Penn State fraternity where a pledge fell during a night of hazing and drinking and later died has been convicted of hindering apprehension but acquitted of evidence tampering and obstruction. The Centre Daily Times reported a jury deliberated about...
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Swarthmore College students gather at the Phi Psi fraternity house during a sit-in, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Swarthmore, Pa. Students at the suburban Philadelphia college have occupied the on-campus fraternity house in an effort to get it shut down after documents allegedly belonging to Phi Psi surfaced this month containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. (AP Photo)
May 01, 2019 - 8:41 am
SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — The only two fraternities at Swarthmore College have decided to disband amid outrage over documents containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. The decisions to disband Delta Upsilon and Phi Psi at the private liberal...
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Swarthmore College students gather at the Phi Psi fraternity house during a sit-in, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Swarthmore, Pa. Students at the suburban Philadelphia college have occupied the on-campus fraternity house in an effort to get it shut down after documents allegedly belonging to Phi Psi surfaced this month containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. (AP Photo)
April 29, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces the results of an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza, seen in photo at right, a Penn State University fraternity pledge, during a press conference in Bellefonte, Pa. Three ex-Penn State fraternity brothers have been sentenced to jail on hazing charges in connection to the February 2017 death of Piazza. Sentences handed down Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to the three former Beta Theta Pi members range from 30 days to three months in jail. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
April 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
A judge has sentenced three former Penn State fraternity members to jail in the 2017 death of a pledge, the first defendants ordered to serve time behind bars in a case that rewrote Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law. Centre County Judge Brian Marshall sentenced former Beta Theta Pi members Tuesday for...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 27, 2019 - 3:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" Tuesday night as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a...
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In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he now regrets participating in “Old South” parties while he was a student at the university in which he and others dressed in Confederate uniforms. (Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms. The fraternity has since ended the tradition, and Lee, four decades removed...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna arrives for a hearing in 54th District Court during a hearing in Waco, Texas. Local leaders say a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president to serve no jail times highlights the outsized influence alumni play in shaping the criminal justice system in and around Waco. Jacob Walter Anderson was accused of raping a woman outside a 2016 fraternity party. The plea agreement allows him to avoid jail or being listed as a sex offender. The judge, prosecutor and defense attorney in the case all have degrees from Baylor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 5:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor...
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In this Monday December 10, 2018 photo, former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom in Waco, Texas. 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 12, 2018 - 7:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the ex-fraternity president's accuser and saying she gave "inconsistent" statements to the prosecution...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. 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 11, 2018 - 5:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system. "What's similar is...
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