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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 21, 2006
The Johns Hopkins University has placed Sigma Chi fraternity on social probation until January 2008, ending a comprehensive investigation into a "Halloween in the Hood" party that outraged members of the Black Student Union and led to a polarizing debate on campus race relations. After a 3 1/2 -hour closed hearing last week, the Student Conduct Board hearing panel - composed of three students and two staff members - found the fraternity guilty of all charges filed against it by the administration.
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By GREGORY KANE | November 22, 2006
So Johns Hopkins University's Sigma Chi fraternity got the probation ax on Monday. Now come the really hard questions. A brief recap might be in order. On Oct. 28, members of Sigma Chi held a "Halloween in the Hood" party in their 33rd Street house. Outside, a skeleton dressed in a pirate costume hung from a noose. Inside, some party attendees allegedly wore costumes "offensive" to blacks. Before the party, Hopkins junior Justin Park issued computer invitations containing stereotypes and calling Baltimore an "HIV pit."
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By GREGORY KANE | November 22, 2006
So Johns Hopkins University's Sigma Chi fraternity got the probation ax on Monday. Now come the really hard questions. A brief recap might be in order. On Oct. 28, members of Sigma Chi held a "Halloween in the Hood" party in their 33rd Street house. Outside, a skeleton dressed in a pirate costume hung from a noose. Inside, some party attendees allegedly wore costumes "offensive" to blacks. Before the party, Hopkins junior Justin Park issued computer invitations containing stereotypes and calling Baltimore an "HIV pit."
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 21, 2006
The Johns Hopkins University has placed Sigma Chi fraternity on social probation until January 2008, ending a comprehensive investigation into a "Halloween in the Hood" party that outraged members of the Black Student Union and led to a polarizing debate on campus race relations. After a 3 1/2 -hour closed hearing last week, the Student Conduct Board hearing panel - composed of three students and two staff members - found the fraternity guilty of all charges filed against it by the administration.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 13, 2006
In cubicles and on laptops, a group of Johns Hopkins University students is quietly protesting on its own - on Facebook.com. Ever since a Sigma Chi fraternity invitation for a Halloween weekend party prompted charges of racial insensitivity, heated - sometimes hateful - words have been exchanged in a variety of online groups that have formed. There's "That Halloween Party Was SO NOT Racist" with 399 members. Its discussion threads include 74 posts on "BSU Demands," referring to the Black Student Union, and less popular threads on "Free to be Offended, Free to Offend," and `The BSU is RACIST.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | March 26, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Four University of Maryland footballplayers and a former player have been accused of breaking into an off-campus fraternity house, and have been served criminal summonses within the past two days.Starting junior wide receiver Marcus Badgett, 22, and redshirt freshman reserve center Paul Gunsser, 20, were served Tuesday, along with senior Joel Goode, 22. Goode, a former outside linebacker, is no longer on the team. His eligibility expired after last season.Reserves Dan Prunzik, 21, a junior wide receiver, and freshman defensive end Mike Rodgers, 19, received notices Monday, campus police said.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | March 26, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Four University of Maryland football players and a former player have been accused of breaking into an off-campus fraternity house, and have been served criminal summonses within the past two days.Starting junior wide receiver Marcus Badgett, 22, and redshirt freshman reserve center Paul Gunsser, 20, were served Tuesday, along with senior Joel Goode, 22. Goode, a former outside linebacker, is no longer on the team. His eligibility expired after last season.Reserves Dan Prunzik, 21, a junior wide receiver, and freshman defensive end Mike Rodgers, 19, received notices Monday, campus police said.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,sun reporter | November 1, 2006
Their list of grievances is long and varied: Insinuations that school admission policy unfairly favors black students. Racial epithets glimpsed on campus. Faculty members they feel are racially insensitive. For many members of the Black Students Union at the Johns Hopkins University, there is an overall feeling of discomfort, that this home of theirs for four years does not fully accept them. Such feelings came to the surface this week amid reaction to a Sigma Chi "Halloween in the Hood" party that included a skeleton pirate dangling from a rope noose - a symbol, most students agreed, of a lynching.
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By GREGORY KANE | November 4, 2006
Can we PUH-LEESE drop the issue of the hanging pirate? Members of the Johns Hopkins University's Black Student Union have some legitimate gripes against the school. William Brody, the university's president, all but conceded as much in an e-mail sent Thursday to Hopkins faculty, students and staff. Yes, black Hopkins students should be upset about the contents of two Facebook.com ads that promoted a Halloween party given by the Sigma Chi fraternity. But claiming that a skeleton dressed in a pirate costume dangling from a rope outside the fraternity's house represented the lynching of a black person requires jumping to a conclusion that spans several light-years.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | January 9, 2007
Johns Hopkins University officials have substantially reduced the punishment of a student suspended for posting online a "Halloween in the Hood" fraternity party invitation, according to an education foundation group that protested the university's actions. The Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education said yesterday that Justin H. Park, a junior and former Sigma Chi fraternity member, contacted it with the results of the appeal. According to Greg Lukianoff, president of FIRE, Park said that he was satisfied with the outcome but wanted it to remain private.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 13, 2006
In cubicles and on laptops, a group of Johns Hopkins University students is quietly protesting on its own - on Facebook.com. Ever since a Sigma Chi fraternity invitation for a Halloween weekend party prompted charges of racial insensitivity, heated - sometimes hateful - words have been exchanged in a variety of online groups that have formed. There's "That Halloween Party Was SO NOT Racist" with 399 members. Its discussion threads include 74 posts on "BSU Demands," referring to the Black Student Union, and less popular threads on "Free to be Offended, Free to Offend," and `The BSU is RACIST.
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By GREGORY KANE | November 4, 2006
Can we PUH-LEESE drop the issue of the hanging pirate? Members of the Johns Hopkins University's Black Student Union have some legitimate gripes against the school. William Brody, the university's president, all but conceded as much in an e-mail sent Thursday to Hopkins faculty, students and staff. Yes, black Hopkins students should be upset about the contents of two Facebook.com ads that promoted a Halloween party given by the Sigma Chi fraternity. But claiming that a skeleton dressed in a pirate costume dangling from a rope outside the fraternity's house represented the lynching of a black person requires jumping to a conclusion that spans several light-years.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,sun reporter | November 1, 2006
Their list of grievances is long and varied: Insinuations that school admission policy unfairly favors black students. Racial epithets glimpsed on campus. Faculty members they feel are racially insensitive. For many members of the Black Students Union at the Johns Hopkins University, there is an overall feeling of discomfort, that this home of theirs for four years does not fully accept them. Such feelings came to the surface this week amid reaction to a Sigma Chi "Halloween in the Hood" party that included a skeleton pirate dangling from a rope noose - a symbol, most students agreed, of a lynching.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | March 26, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Four University of Maryland footballplayers and a former player have been accused of breaking into an off-campus fraternity house, and have been served criminal summonses within the past two days.Starting junior wide receiver Marcus Badgett, 22, and redshirt freshman reserve center Paul Gunsser, 20, were served Tuesday, along with senior Joel Goode, 22. Goode, a former outside linebacker, is no longer on the team. His eligibility expired after last season.Reserves Dan Prunzik, 21, a junior wide receiver, and freshman defensive end Mike Rodgers, 19, received notices Monday, campus police said.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | March 26, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Four University of Maryland football players and a former player have been accused of breaking into an off-campus fraternity house, and have been served criminal summonses within the past two days.Starting junior wide receiver Marcus Badgett, 22, and redshirt freshman reserve center Paul Gunsser, 20, were served Tuesday, along with senior Joel Goode, 22. Goode, a former outside linebacker, is no longer on the team. His eligibility expired after last season.Reserves Dan Prunzik, 21, a junior wide receiver, and freshman defensive end Mike Rodgers, 19, received notices Monday, campus police said.
NEWS
July 31, 2006
On July 26, 2006, JOHN D. RAMBO, age 80. Born in Macon, GA and grew up in Talbotton and Columbus, GA. Auburn University Electrical Engineering graduate and Sigma Chi Fraternity member. World War II Veteran and regional salesman for many years in Baltimore for Bussman of St. Louis, MO and owner of Rambo Associates, Inc. An Elder at Moorings Presbyterian Church and member of Royal Poinciana Country Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and BArons of the Magna Carta. He loved golfing, fishing and hunting.
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By Lou Ferrara and Lou Ferrara,Contributing Writer Staff Writer Mike Preston also contributed to this article | March 2, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- University of Maryland football officials are investigating possible team violations after an incident at a fraternity house early yesterday morning, university officials said."
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