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  1. Questions swirl about adviser's role in Penn State frat deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 23 | Philly.com

    ... to Tim Bream, the 56-year-old athletic trainer and live-in fraternity adviser who was, by all accounts, at the Beta Theta Pi house the night prosecutors say Piazza was forced to drink himself to the point of stumbling incoherence, a state that led ...

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  2. University of Nebraska looking to revitalize Greek lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 22 | The Hastings Tribune

    ... and these common values, but we're not focused on what's best for the campus as a whole," Hintz said. Beta Theta Pi board member Mike Wortman said that frats need to be more deliberate in their recruiting, while upperclassmen and alumni must be ...

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  3. Greek life promotes a dangerous culture where the elite get more powerful - it must be abolishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | Silicon Alley Insider

    At Penn State's fraternity Beta Theta Pi's Bid Night, on a cold February night in State College, Timothy Piazza fractured his skull and ruptured his spleen when he fell down a flight of stairs. His fraternity brothers called an ambulance nearly 12 hours later after slapping him, sitting on him and repeatedly punching him in the stomach.

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  4. Parents Slam 'Hollow Excuses' From Fraternity Members in Penn State Hazing DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Yahoo!

    ... two days to make it appear that our son's death was merely an accident." Tim Piazza died in February after a Beta Theta Pi hazing ritual in which he consumed a "life-threatening" amount of alcohol and sustained injuries from a fall down stairs. The ...

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  5. The Latest: Frat members push back in pledge death caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 11 | Yahoo!

    The Latest on a preliminary hearing for Penn State fraternity members accused in a pledge's death : Lawyers for Penn State fraternity members accused in the death of a pledge are trying to chip away at the prosecution's case, hoping to get some or all of the charges dismissed before trial. A preliminary hearing in the case against 18 brothers and the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter finished its third day of testimony Tuesday, with two more sessions tentatively scheduled for next month.

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  6. Father of Penn State hazing death victim expresses frustration with hearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | KWLM-AM Willmar

    ... charges; four for reckless endangerment and hazing, among other charges; and six for evidence tampering. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity -- which has since been barred from Penn State -- is facing charges including involuntary manslaughter and hazing. ...

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  7. Penn State pledge's dad criticizes hearing into his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Daily Mail

    ... hearing this week. His son Tim was fatally injured during a pledge bid acceptance ceremony and party at the Beta Theta Pi house in February. The hearing this week involved the now-shuttered chapter of Beta Theta Pi and 16 of the 18 young men facing ...

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  8. Penn State hazing case: 'Excruciatingly difficult' for Piazzas to hear details in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | KWLM-AM Willmar

    ... with this process so that justice is done," Kline continued. Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore and pledge at Beta Theta Pi, died on Feb. 4 after he fell down the stairs during a night of drinking for a pledge ceremony at the house on the night of Feb. ...

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  9. PSU - Sfrat attorneys try to find case's holesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Altoona Mirror

    ... he will decide if there is enough evidence to send the charges to county court for trial. The now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter and 18 of its members are accused of a range of crimes for their actions related to the Feb. 4 death of the 19-year-old ...

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  10. Penn State pledge's dad criticizes hearing into son's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Philly.com

    ... Piazza said. "If they do, I will be extremely supportive." The hearing involves the now-shuttered chapter of Beta Theta Pi and 16 of the 18 young men accused of various crimes related to the February death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New ...

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  11. Defense looks for holes in Penn State pledge death hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 11 | KCTV5

    A preliminary hearing is set to resume Mon... . Michael Leahey, attorney for the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Theta Pi walks arrives at the Centre County courthouse for another day of prelims in the death of Timothy Piazza on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Bellefont... .

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  12. VOGT, RichardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 7 | Dayton Daily News

    ... Guard from1950-1953. B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio in 1957. Proud member of Beta Theta Pi (Alpha Chapter) Fraternity. Miami Homecoming King 1956 with Queen Ann Frederich. He was a Senior Hall Counselor. President of ...

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  13. Penn State Creates Advisory Board For Greek Community After Pledge's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | The Daily Caller

    ... and hazing. The formation of this advisory group comes after Timothy Piazza in the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Theta Pi died during a hazing event in February. Other members of the fraternity neglected to call emergency services for 12 hours. ...

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  14. Timothy Piazza's dad: RU student 'sent to me' to tell him son was dyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | WKXW-FM Trenton

    ... people died from the hazing, the report said. James Piazza told NJ.com that his son "would not have lasted" in Beta Theta Pi, and had the teen known how its members behaved, he might not have continued pledging. Even as the Timothy J. Piazza ...

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  15. A moral crisis is plaguing fraternitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... of reports about frat misbehavior. Then came 19-year-old Penn State student Timothy Piazza , a sophomore Beta Theta Pi pledge whose hazing death resulted in 18 members charged with crimes ranging from involuntary manslaughter, hazing and reckless ...

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  16. Hearing Scheduled In Donor's Lawsuit Against Beta Theta Pi Over Fraternity HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Onward State

    A Centre County Judge will hear arguments next month in Donald Abbey's lawsuit against the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Abbey filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the chapter of the fraternity after its recognition was revoked by Penn State following the death of pledge Timothy Piazza , a 19-year-old Penn State sophomore who suffered two major falls and other trauma during an alcohol-fueled bid acceptance event at the fraternity house in February.

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  17. On Hidden Cultural CorruptorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Counterpunch

    ... the sort of organizational traditions described above? Well, on 4 February 2017 at the Penn State fraternity Beta Theta Pi, you got the wrongful death of a 19-year-old pledge. Many men whose own youth have been tied to fraternities dismiss such an ...

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  18. Our Hidden Cultural CorruptersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | OpEdNews

    ... the sort of organizational traditions described above? Well, on 4 February 2017 at the Penn State fraternity Beta Theta Pi, you got the wrongful death of a 19-year-old pledge. Many men whose own youth have been tied to fraternities dismiss such an ...

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  19. Penn State's Hazing Death Is Downright Criminal & so Are These Other StoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | She Knows

    ... come under fire for the death of Tim Piazza , a sophomore who died after participating in hazing rituals at Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February. Piazza fell down a flight of stairs after consuming massive amounts of alcohol and died from ...

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  20. A student at Tufts University - where a disturbing hazing incident...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... of sexual misconduct is a recurring theme in the national Greek Life story. Members of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi chapter have been accused of being literally culpable in the death of Timothy Piazza , a 20-year-old who died of alcohol-related causes ...

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