hazing http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Another Fraternity Suspended at Salisbury University http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/another-fraternity-suspended-salisbury-university <p>The Kappa Sigma fraternity has been temporarily suspended at Salisbury University as school official investigate a Friday night variety show that included behaviors described in a campus emails that many deem &nbsp;to be demeaning and sexually graphic.&nbsp;</p><p>The investigation includes which groups or individuals were responsible and whether there were violations of the Student Code of conduct as well as sexual harassment.</p><p>The school email said that the national organization has been notified.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:28:34 +0000 Don Rush 53566 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another Fraternity Suspended at Salisbury University MD Governor Signs Bills http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-governor-signs-bills <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state's pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.</p><p>The ceremony was held Tuesday, hours after the General Assembly session ended.</p><p>O'Malley included $4.3 million in next year's budget to fund the expansion, but it took an act of the legislature to put his plan in action.</p><p>Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running for governor, called the measure another step toward universal pre-K, a major theme of his campaign.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:28:11 +0000 Don Rush 52277 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Governor Signs Bills Maryland Legislature Expected to Hike Penalties For Hazing http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-legislature-expected-hike-penalties-hazing <p>The Maryland state legislature is moving toward upping the penalties for hazing on college campuses. A suspension and incident at a Salisbury University spurred lawmakers to act. Delmarva Public Radio's Kyle Bean prepared this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:40:25 +0000 Don Rush 51800 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Legislature Expected to Hike Penalties For Hazing MD Senate Approves Bill to Up Penalties for Hazing http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-senate-approves-bill-penalties-hazing <p>The Maryland State Senate has given its blessing to increasing the penalties for hazing.</p><p>The measure by state senator Jamie Raskin would up the criminal penalty from $500 to $5-thousand with jail time capped at six months.</p><p>The legislation came as a result of hazing incident at Sigma Alpha Epsilon on the campus of Salisbury University.</p><p>Pledges were reportedly kept in a dark basement for many hours without food water or bathroom breaks while techno music was played at a loud volume.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:06:55 +0000 Don Rush 51461 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Senate Approves Bill to Up Penalties for Hazing Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Ends Pledging Process http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sigma-alpha-epsilon-fraternity-ends-pledging-process <p>SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A fraternity suspended for hazing a Salisbury University says it has eliminated the pledging process for members.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports the new policy took effect Sunday and affects all of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's 226 chapter and 15 colonies nationwide.</p><p>In a statement posted online the fraternity says it will treat all members "equally and fairly" regardless of their tenure.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:27:34 +0000 Don Rush 50533 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Ends Pledging Process Upping the Penalty for Hazing in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/upping-penalty-hazing-maryland <p>The Maryland General Assembly took up a proposal to increase the penalty for hazing after a hazing case involving a Salisbury University fraternity.</p><p>The measure by state senator Jamie Raskin would increase the penalty from $500 to $5-thousand with a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.</p><p>Andrea Goodwin, director of student conduct at University of Maryland College Park, told a senate committee that having a crime like hazing could change Greek life.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:01:47 +0000 Don Rush 50281 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Upping the Penalty for Hazing in Maryland More Transparency by SU for Disciplinary Actions Against Fraternities (Updated) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/more-transparency-su-disciplinary-actions-against-fraternities-updated <p>For the first time Salisbury University listed a notice about two suspended fraternities on its campus website in late January.</p><p>In addition, a campus-wide email was issued around the extended suspension of Greek social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon for hazing.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the action follows criticism by elected officials and others after details became public about alleged hazing and illegal alcohol use at some of the University’s Greek organizations.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:54:51 +0000 Don Rush 49816 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net More Transparency by SU for Disciplinary Actions Against Fraternities (Updated) SU Greek Fraternity Suspension Extended http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/su-greek-fraternity-suspension-extended <p>Sigma Alpha Epsilon suspension at Salisbury University has been extended another 15 months.</p><p>The Greek social fraternity was initially suspended for a year and a half following hazing and alcohol abuse allegations.</p><p>The suspension has been extended because of charges that the campus chapter had been recruiting members while on suspension.</p><p>That is a violation of the conditions for reinstatement.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the fraternity would return in the summer of 2015 and stretches a post-suspension probationary period to 2017.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:47:31 +0000 Don Rush 48804 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net SU Greek Fraternity Suspension Extended DSU Lifts Suspension on Bands After Hazing Probe http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dsu-lifts-suspension-bands-after-hazing-probe <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials at Delaware State University say an investigation into alleged hazing involving the school's marching band has found some instances of minor hazing.</p><p>Officials said Tuesday that the hazing activities did not result in any injuries to any members of the band, which includes the marching band, pep bands, jazz ensembles, concert band, and flag and dance teams.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:30:29 +0000 Don Rush 45705 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net DSU Lifts Suspension on Bands After Hazing Probe DSU Bands Suspended Over Hazing Allegations http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dsu-bands-suspended-over-hazing-allegations <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State University has suspended all activities of the school's bands amid an investigation of alleged hazing.</p><p>The suspension announced Thursday involves all band performances, including those of the DSU Approaching Storm marching band, the DSU Jazz Ensembles, the concert band and pep bands. A spokesman said roughly 150 students participate in the bands.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:27:06 +0000 Don Rush 44748 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net DSU Bands Suspended Over Hazing Allegations Champion Cheer Leading Team Suspended at Towson University for Hazing http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/champion-cheer-leading-team-suspended-towson-university-hazing <p>TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Towson University officials say they've suspended the school's national championship-winning cheerleading team for the academic year for violating the school's hazing policies.</p><p>Deb Moriarty, vice president for student affairs, says the school launched an investigation earlier this month after receiving an anonymous tip. Moriarty declined to give details about the allegations.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:45:53 +0000 Don Rush 40309 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Champion Cheer Leading Team Suspended at Towson University for Hazing