WRAL: Fraternity parties concern members of UNC, Chapel Hill communities. “Photographs surfaced on Saturday night of a party outside three fraternity houses on Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill. According to witnesses, the party was in violation of Orange County’s maximum gathering size of 25 people in outdoor settings. Some members of the community are concerned about the potential consequences for activities like these.”
CNN: Multiple Michigan State University sororities and fraternities ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks after coronavirus spike is tied to students. “Local health officials have ordered a number of Michigan State University fraternities and sororities to quarantine for two weeks following hundreds of reported cases in the area. In an emergency order issued on Monday, Ingham County Health Department listed 30 addresses in East Lansing, Michigan, that will be required to quarantine from Monday until September 28.”
WHYY: Penn State launching national database to help evaluate Greek organizations after hazing death. “Penn State University is launching a national database that will monitor Greek fraternities and sororities. The scorecard will include grade point averages, sexual assaults, alcohol and hazing violations, and community service hours.”
Penn State Collegian: Racial slurs in Snapchat videos bring free speech, hate speech into the spotlight at Penn State. “Over the weekend, two white female college students recorded themselves vocalizing racial slurs from a rap song and posted the videos to social media. By Monday night, one of those students had been removed from her sorority at William Paterson University, and the other brought Penn State under fire.” Unfortunately this kind of thing happens a lot and if I included every instance in RB I would have no room for anything else. I am including this particular example because the article is extensive and shows the evolution of both community pushback and university response.