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11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Another Fraternity Suspended at Salisbury University

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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  to be demeaning and sexually graphic. 

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.

The school email said that the national organization has been notified.

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Local News
2:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

MD Governor Signs Bills

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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.

The ceremony was held Tuesday, hours after the General Assembly session ended.

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.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running for governor, called the measure another step toward universal pre-K, a major theme of his campaign.

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10:40 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Maryland Legislature Expected to Hike Penalties For Hazing

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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.

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9:06 am
Wed March 26, 2014

MD Senate Approves Bill to Up Penalties for Hazing

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The Maryland State Senate has given its blessing to increasing the penalties for hazing.

The measure by state senator Jamie Raskin would up the criminal penalty from $500 to $5-thousand with jail time capped at six months.

The legislation came as a result of hazing incident at Sigma Alpha Epsilon on the campus of Salisbury University.

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.

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Local News
10:27 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Ends Pledging Process

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A fraternity suspended for hazing a Salisbury University says it has eliminated the pledging process for members.

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.

In a statement posted online the fraternity says it will treat all members "equally and fairly" regardless of their tenure.

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Local News
10:01 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Upping the Penalty for Hazing in Maryland

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The Maryland General Assembly took up a proposal to increase the penalty for hazing after a hazing case involving a Salisbury University fraternity.

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.

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.

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Local News
10:54 am
Mon February 24, 2014

More Transparency by SU for Disciplinary Actions Against Fraternities (Updated)

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For the first time Salisbury University listed a notice about two suspended fraternities on its campus website in late January.

In addition, a campus-wide email was issued around the extended suspension of Greek social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon for hazing.

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.

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Local News
8:47 am
Wed February 5, 2014

SU Greek Fraternity Suspension Extended

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon suspension at Salisbury University has been extended another 15 months.

The Greek social fraternity was initially suspended for a year and a half following hazing and alcohol abuse allegations.

The suspension has been extended because of charges that the campus chapter had been recruiting members while on suspension.

That is a violation of the conditions for reinstatement.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the fraternity would return in the summer of 2015 and stretches a post-suspension probationary period to 2017.

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Local News
8:30 am
Wed December 4, 2013

DSU Lifts Suspension on Bands After Hazing Probe

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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.

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.

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Local News
10:27 am
Fri November 15, 2013

DSU Bands Suspended Over Hazing Allegations

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State University has suspended all activities of the school's bands amid an investigation of alleged hazing.

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.

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9:45 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Champion Cheer Leading Team Suspended at Towson University for Hazing

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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.

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.

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