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Fraternity Banned For 'Mentally Scarring,' 'Sexually Humiliating'

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 03.13.2013 | College

Cornell University will no longer recognize the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity after two of its pledges were hospitalized following a "mentally scarring" ...

Cornell Frat Gets Stiff Penalty For Hazing Death

Posted 10.28.2012 | College

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a former fraternity at Cornell University, received the maximum sentence for a conviction in the 2011 hazing death of a pledge, G...

Cornell Frat Found Guilty For Hazing Death

AP | Posted 06.28.2012 | College

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A fraternity has been found guilty of hazing in the alcohol poisoning death of a Cornell University student from New York City. The j...

Former Cornell Fraternity Pledges Charged With Hazing Dead Frat Brother Acquitted

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.27.2012 | College

Three former Cornell fraternity pledges were acquitted of all charges linked to the alcohol-related death of a fraternity brother, yesterday, the Ith...

An American Tradition: Change the College Culture of Hazing

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.04.2012 | College
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

I've heard many an excuse for hazing. It builds character. It creates unbreakable bonds and "memories" you all will laugh about for the rest of your life. I don't think it's all that funny. In fact, the entire premise leaves me pretty sick.

When A Hazing Goes Wrong

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WINERIP | Posted 06.12.2012 | College

IN the early-morning hours of that Friday in February 2011, at around 3 a.m., George Desdunes and another Cornell sophomore were sitting on a couch bl...

Cornell Moves To End Hazing After Student's Death

AP | By BEN DOBBIN | Posted 10.24.2011 | College

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Cornell University is moving to eradicate risky pledging practices at campus fraternities and sororities to avert hazing mish...

Cornell Student's Mother Files Suit In Fraternity Hazing Death

Posted 08.28.2011 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- The mother of a 19-year-old Cornell University student who died during an alcohol-related fraternity hazing ritual has filed a wrongf...

3 Charged After Cornell Student's Death

Posted 07.06.2011 | College

At least three Cornell students have been charged with misdemeanors in connection with the death of George Desdunes, a 19-year-old fraternity pledge w...

Cornell Student Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In Fraternity House

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A Cornell student was found unresponsive in a fraternity house on campus Friday, the Cornell Daily Sun reports. The student, who later died at an a...

Cornell Rescinds Recognition of Frat After Student Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Cornell will no longer recognize Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity on campus, the Cornell Daily Sun reports. The decision comes with new, shocking ...

Cornell Frat Temporarily Suspended Following Student Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Cornell chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been temporarily suspended by the university following the death of student George Desdunes, who was fo...

Police Investigate 2 Student Deaths In Ithaca

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Police are investigating the separate deaths of two college students over the weekend in Ithaca, NY. Cornell sophomore George Desdunes, 19, was found...

Alcohol May Have Played Role In Death Of Cornell Student

The Cornell Daily Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

George Desdunes '13 died Friday morning after he was found unresponsive in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. Alcohol consumption may have play...