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After 'Catastrophic Emergency,' WVU Student Dies

Nolan Burch, 18, had been challenged to drink more, says report

(Newser) - A freshman at West Virginia University found passed out during a frat party has died, the school announced . Police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of Nolan Burch, who was from suburban Buffalo, reports the Buffalo News . The newspaper—which notes that WVU has been named the No.... More »

'Fireball Whisky' Yanked Over Antifreeze Ingredient

Not to worry: Offending ingredient is deemed safe enough in US

(Newser) - Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is red-hot in the US and gaining traction abroad, becoming especially big at frat parties and recently declared the "most popular shot for college students," reports the Daily Beast . But a batch of the whisky that "Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell" has... More »

'Rape Factory' Frat Ordered to Admit Women

Wesleyan orders residential frat houses to go co-ed

(Newser) - Wesleyan University has a message for its residential frat houses: Go co-ed by 2017. The school's board of trustees emailed the announcement to campus fraternities today, saying women must become full members and leaders in the organizations, Business Insider reports. The mandate follows a period of "heightened discussion"... More »

Teen Impaled by Golf Club in Freak Frat Party Accident

ASU student Natalie Jo Eaton awake and responsive in Memphis hospital

(Newser) - At a cookout Aug.19 during rush at an Arkansas State University frat house, a college kid hit a football, thrown by a friend, with a golf club. The club's shaft broke, traveled 30 feet, and impaled 18-year-old Natalie Jo Eaton in the neck, Arkansas Matters reports. When police... More »

22 Illinois Frat Members Charged in Pledge's Death

David Bogenberger died after booze-filled pledge event

(Newser) - Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogenberger, 19, was found dead Nov. 2 at a frat house, his blood-alcohol level more than four times the .08 limit for driving—and now 22 members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity have been charged with criminal hazing. Authorities say Bogenberger had been given... More »

Mom Sues Frat Over Son's Hazing Death

Suit says teen was tied up, forced to drink until he passed out

(Newser) - The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is facing a $25 million lawsuit over the alcohol-related hazing death of a Cornell University student, reports the AP . George Desdunes, 19 years old and already a full-fledged member of the frat, had his hands and feet bound in a mock kidnapping ritual and was... More »

2 Busted in Ohio Frat House Killing

Cops still seeking motive in party shooting

(Newser) - Two Ohio men have been busted in the shooting death of a 25-year-old student at a Youngstown State University fraternity house. The gunmen opened fire at an early morning party in a clash that also injured 11, including 6 students, said police. One of the injured is in critical condition,... More »

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