NEW BOOK ON GREEK LIFE

College Administration Publications has announced the publication of a major new book on Greek life.  The Administration of Fraternal Organizations on North American Campuses: A Pattern for the New Millenium has been edited by Dennis E. Gregory, Assistant Professor and...
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PERILS IN WEB USE

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com The World Wide Web and the ability to communicate across it with words, photos and sounds is a marvelous thing.  It can be used for great good or it can be used, inadvertently or deliberately,...
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HAZING PLAGUES GREEKS

Robert Manley, Manley Burke In a recent six-year period there were ten cases reported in the various case reporting systems involving hazing.  There were more cases, but others never reached the law books because they were settled or otherwise completed...
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ANTI-GREEK BIAS MOVES OHIO TAX COMMISSIONER

The Ohio Tax Commissioner, Thomas M. Zaino, challenged the tax exemption of a sorority residence known as Magnolia House, owned by the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Alpha Phi has a chapter whose members live in Magnolia House...
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Observance of ritual is at the core of fraternity relationships

“Underlying the whole experience is the ritual that is exclusive to each fraternity….  A fraternity ritual is the solemn and historical rationale for an organization’s existence.  The ritual is often presented to new members during a serious church-like ceremony where...
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HISTORY CHANNEL LOOKS AT FRATERNITIES

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com On September 1, 2003, the History Channel aired an hour and a half special entitled “Frat Boys.”  Focusing on the Phi Delta Theta Chapter at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), the program traced the...
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GREEKS AND THE CAMPUS

Robert Manley, Manley Burke Every human contact is a potential human dispute.  College fraternities have thousands of human contacts on every campus, every week.  Sometimes, these contacts lead to interpersonal conflicts that attract the attention of the college administration.  Sometimes,...
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MISSISSIPPI WRONGFUL DEATH CASES SETTLED

Nathan W. Sprong Two twenty-year-old Sigma Phi Epsilon recruits died July 26, 1998, the evening they attended a recruiting event for the Mississippi State University Chapter at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson, Mississippi.  Joshua Jones and Matthew Freeman were...
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SPEECH CODES REMAIN UNDER ATTACK

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has launched a campaign to eliminate campus speech codes.  While acknowledging that few universities today maintain what they label as “speech codes,” FIRE defines speech codes as...
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