Fraternity suspended following death

Fraternity suspended following death

There are 17 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Oct 9, 2008, titled Fraternity suspended following death. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

The Wabash College chapter of Delta Tau Delta has been suspended following the death of an 18-year-old freshman.

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darren

Beech Grove, IN

#1 Oct 9, 2008
see this si why i belive pledging and frats should be banded from colleges...I went through college without and i turned out fine...these frats people people under the magnifying glass and just because mommmy and daddy went to the college.

plus kids these days dont know their limitations..once u drink too much just stop drinking
James

Jasper, IN

#2 Oct 10, 2008
Frats are a waste of resources and time. Que the next Lifetime movie about hazing.
Townie

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Oct 10, 2008
Two deaths in less than one year. The college tells staff and students to keep mouths shut and say nothing. Wabash lets Frats have alcohol as long as the kid is 21. Oh yeah that Gentlemens rule works so well on a Saturday night. They drink out in public on school land and the city police can do nothing. Hey Wabash how much money are you going to give this kids family to go away?
Sam

Zionsville, IN

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Ah duh? Alcohol may have been a factor??? HELLOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! What an idiot.
Well

Columbia City, IN

#5 Oct 10, 2008
darren wrote:
see this si why i belive pledging and frats should be banded from colleges...I went through college without and i turned out fine...these frats people people under the magnifying glass and just because mommmy and daddy went to the college.
plus kids these days dont know their limitations..once u drink too much just stop drinking
You went to college?
Mike

Monon, IN

#6 Oct 10, 2008
For those of us who went to work to
support ourselves instead of off to
colledge, what exactly happens when a
faternity is suspended? Does that mean
they no longer are allowed to party or what?

“Nosey just like you”

Since: Feb 08

where I lay my head

#7 Oct 10, 2008
Townie wrote:
Two deaths in less than one year. The college tells staff and students to keep mouths shut and say nothing. Wabash lets Frats have alcohol as long as the kid is 21. Oh yeah that Gentlemens rule works so well on a Saturday night. They drink out in public on school land and the city police can do nothing. Hey Wabash how much money are you going to give this kids family to go away?
At what age do you think people should be held responsible for their own choices?
Grammar

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Oct 10, 2008
darren wrote:
see this si why i belive pledging and frats should be banded from colleges...I went through college without and i turned out fine...these frats people people under the magnifying glass and just because mommmy and daddy went to the college.
plus kids these days dont know their limitations..once u drink too much just stop drinking
Too bad you didn't go to class and learn English usage and grammar in your free time ...
Grammar

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Oct 10, 2008
James wrote:
Frats are a waste of resources and time. Que the next Lifetime movie about hazing.
Queue???
Grammar

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Oct 10, 2008
Well wrote:
<quoted text>You went to college?
HAHAHAHHAHHAHAA - well said!
Townie

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Oct 10, 2008
NoseyLikeYou wrote:
<quoted text>
At what age do you think people should be held responsible for their own choices?
Do you think Death is enough ? They are kids and when kids make mistakes sometimes the die.
Wabash Parent

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Oct 10, 2008
It is all a very sad situation.
Drinking happens at all colleges in all dorm buildings, fraternities, sororities, etc. This is less likely to happen with girls because girls always have a girlfriend by their side. If a boy steps away from a party...not too many other boys are going to notice and go hunt him down to see if he's ok.
There is no need for all the angry comments...this could happen in anyone's house even...not just a frat house.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of Johnny and the entire Wabash community.
Peace to all.

“Nosey just like you”

Since: Feb 08

where I lay my head

#13 Oct 10, 2008
Townie wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think Death is enough ? They are kids and when kids make mistakes sometimes the die.
This wasn't a kid. He was an 18 yr old adult. I wouldn't wish death upon anyone but, in this case he made his own choices so I'm sure not going to blame the Adults at the school, or his parents, or even the kids he partied with (if he was partying) He made his own choices that night and his life was the consequence.
Krissy

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Oct 11, 2008
darren wrote:
see this si why i belive pledging and frats should be banded from colleges...I went through college without and i turned out fine...these frats people people under the magnifying glass and just because mommmy and daddy went to the college.
plus kids these days dont know their limitations..once u drink too much just stop drinking
Okay! and what college did you go to??
Party Hardy

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Oct 11, 2008
Mike wrote:
For those of us who went to work to
support ourselves instead of off to
colledge, what exactly happens when a
faternity is suspended? Does that mean
they no longer are allowed to party or what?
It means that the frat house is closed and the members can no longer live there. Depending on the university, it can also mean that the members are also suspended from school as well. But it's all temporary, after a while the national frat office will get it opened up again, but it can take a few years. My school never did anything to the frats because they supplied so much money from their alumni, so the school always looked the other way. My dorm used to have a weekly pool where you would place bets on how many empty kegs would be on the lawn of the frat across the street from us after each weekend. The record was nearly sixty. That's way too much booze, and most were underage. Nothing happened, and fortunately nobody died. In the 70s, it was very rare for someone to drink themselves to death, it happened, just rarely. Usually what happened back then was people fell out of windows because they were drunk, that was common.

There was actually an upside to all this, the drunks would stay at the low end of the grading curve and pulled it lower, so the rest of us were better off in our grades because of it.
homeygfunk

AOL

#16 Oct 12, 2008
NoseyLikeYou wrote:
<quoted text>
This wasn't a kid. He was an 18 yr old adult. I wouldn't wish death upon anyone but, in this case he made his own choices so I'm sure not going to blame the Adults at the school, or his parents, or even the kids he partied with (if he was partying) He made his own choices that night and his life was the consequence.
Being 18 years old only makes you LEGALLY an adult. Time and wisdom make you a real adult.
JHA

United States

#17 Oct 19, 2008
Mike wrote:
For those of us who went to work to
support ourselves instead of off to
colledge, what exactly happens when a
faternity is suspended? Does that mean
they no longer are allowed to party or what?
When I went to college I also supported myself by working a third shift job in a factory, so I resent the smarmy attitude of your post. That has nothing to do with this incident.

The fraternity/sorority system in colleges and universities do not accommodate even close to the majority of the student population and all college students should not be judged by the behavior of these types of individuals.

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