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The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT. I was a Beta at Syracuse University (Class of 1970). And it is well known that all Betas are brothers, forever.

My Brothers, Charles and David Koch

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A year and a half ago I discovered that the Koch brothers are my brothers. I learned about our extraordinary kinship through a brief article, which mentioned that Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT.

An Open Letter to Penn's Phi Delta Theta Fraternity for Their 'Beyonce' Blow-Up Doll Holiday Card

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Sorry doesn't excuse ignorance. Sorry doesn't change rape culture, racist imagery, and misogyny on a campus that represents otherwise.

It's The End of Frat Life As We Know It, And I Feel Fine

Bridget Read | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Bridget Read

Let's talk about what fraternities really are. They're vestiges of the old guard, those Americans for whom colleges were actually founded: namely, the white guys who could afford them.

Tyler Kingkade

University Bans Students From Fraternity Called 'Rape Factory'

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

Wesleyan University has banned students from the local house of an off-campus fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, pointing to "a long history of incidents ther...

Why We Won't Back Down

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.26.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Overcoming those humble beginnings and avoiding the "thug life" brought me to an Ivy League institution where I expected that as much as I had left that life behind me, so would the privileged individuals who never had experienced it. I was mistaken.

'Rape Factory' Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.11.2013 | College

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity have settled a lawsuit, according to court documents, with a former student...

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.

Rape Victim Pushes Back Against Frat's Attempt To Reveal Her Name

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.12.2015 | College

Attorneys for a woman who was raped at the Wesleyan University Beta Theta Pi house filed a motion in federal court last week that accused the fraterni...

'Rape Factory' Frat's Lawyers Demand Victim Be Named

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | College

Attorneys for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Wesleyan University argued in a court filing this week that anonymity is inappropriate for a woman who h...

Kansas University Frat Gets In Trouble For Abusing A Turkey At A Party

Posted 12.19.2012 | College

Police are investigating a fraternity at the University of Kansas after members allegedly threw a live turkey like a football, choked it and killed it...

Frat Members Wearing Blackface

Posted 10.29.2012 | College

Two members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Florida wore blackface to a party last week, and when the image was posted to Instagr...

Are College Presidents Encouraging Teen Drinking?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Why are some college presidents and chancellors (136 of them), appearing to encourage teen drinking by signing on to the "Amethyst Initiative" which s...