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March 22, 1999 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
It was a celebration that turned tragic. Members of Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Pennsylvania were celebrating with dinner and drinks the men's lacrosse team's 7-2 victory over Yale Saturday. The celebration was ruined when a Penn alumnus and former lacrosse player was found dead shortly after 6:30 a.m. yesterday at the bottom of a flight of stairs at the rear of the fraternity house on Locust Walk. Michael E. Tobin, 26, of Pittsford, N.Y., a former member of Phi Gamma Delta, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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January 6, 2011 | By CHRISTINE OLLEY, olleyc@phillynews.com 215-854-5184
A 20-year-old college student died yesterday morning from injuries suffered when he fell 30 feet inside a campus fraternity house at the University of Pennsylvania during a New Year's Eve party. Matt Crozier was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity house after suffering severe head trauma when he fell in a stairway between the first and second floors of the house. The frat house is in a privately owned residence on Locust Walk near 36th Street.
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April 4, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phrase Rape Haven was painted on the front of a Swarthmore College fraternity house this week, and college officials said they were investigating. The vandalism at Delta Upsilon was discovered Tuesday morning, less than two weeks after a member of the fraternity wrote an opinion piece for the student newspaper, the Phoenix, touting the house's positive contributions. In the aftermath of "deplorable behavior" at a University of Oklahoma fraternity in which members were caught chanting racial slurs in a video, Nathaniel Frum wrote, Swarthmore "can take pride" that Delta Upsilon "has set a model that should be followed.
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May 28, 1988 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As they opened the package wrapped in plain brown paper, the brothers of Psi Upsilon fraternity wondered who in South America had bothered to send them a Spanish dictionary. That was before they discovered that the book was hollow and that inside was a package containing about $500,000 worth of cocaine. As the brothers examined the package of yellow-white powder, they had visions of their fraternity, already on probation for alleged drug violations, being kicked off the University of Pennsylvania campus.
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October 24, 1994 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
Robert Mooney remembers visiting his son Derrick at the Beta Sigma Delta fraternity house in Bloomsburg two months ago and being concerned for his safety. "I really didn't want him to stay there," said Robert, a retired Conrail supervisor who lives with his wife in Downingtown. "It was all wood construction, partitioned and cut off with an enclosed spiral staircase and no fire escapes. I can't fathom how it passed inspection. " Mooney's worst fear became reality Friday, when fire consumed the aging, off-campus frat house and took the lives of five Bloomsburg University students, including 20-year old Derrick, the youngest of Mooney's three sons.
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January 21, 1993 | By Gwen Florio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was, according to a Rider College memo, an "unfortunate incident. " But students have a more direct name for the Jan. 4 Phi Kappa Psi hazing ceremony in which pledges reportedly were ordered to dress like black people, draw X's on their foreheads, and clean the frat house: "Nigger Night. " The ugly phrase was heard wherever students, black and white, gathered in little groups yesterday on this central New Jersey campus to talk about the episode. Some students said it has created racial tension.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | By Linda K. Harris, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's only two blocks long, but elegant, historic Clinton Street isn't short on ill will these days. "There's been a lot of animosity," said Kathy Cushing, secretary of the Historic Clinton Street Association. Wedged between Pine and Spruce Streets and Ninth and 11th Streets, the neighborhood is a Center City enclave of three-story-plus brick homes graced with nature's verdant accents. Trouble cropped up here this spring when the Thomas Jefferson University medical students who live in the Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity house at 11th and Clinton Streets decided to spend about $3,500 and knock down part of a brick wall that enclosed the back yard.
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May 9, 1990 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Well, for starters, it was hot enough to fry on a rooftop. That's what these members of Pi Lamda Phi at Drexel University decided to do yesterday at their frat house at 35th Street and Powelton Avenue. Yesterday's high reached 82 at mid-afternoon. Today should be even warmer with a high of 84 predicted, but there may be rain late in the day.
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December 4, 2012 | BY ANDREW EISER, Daily News Staff Writer
A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has agreed that a deficient stairway railing at the frat house contributed to the death of a man who fell about 30 feet over it after a New Year's Eve party in 2011. Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity Inc. agreed to pay over $3 million to the plaintiffs prior to the start of a wrongful death negligence trial. It also agreed to pay $375,000 to Suds Beer Store in Trevose, Bucks County. Matthew Crozier, a 20-year-old John Carrol University student and former LaSalle College High School basketball standout, died in an apparent accidental fall from the second to the first floor during the party at the frat house at 3539 Locust Walk.
NEWS
November 24, 1992 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been shut down and about three dozen members are being kicked out of their Locust Walk house after failing to temper wild parties and other raucous practices, officials said. The national headquarters of Theta Xi declared Penn's chapter dormant on Nov. 4, leaving the students with neither a frat nor a frat house once the fall semester ends Dec. 23. "There was not any one issue that led to this," said James E. Vredenburgh, executive director of the St. Louis-based fraternity.
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April 5, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A West Chester University student was charged Thursday with the rape of a female student at a campus fraternity house. Mauricio Sanjuan Martinez, 19, was arrested on campus Thursday. He was charged with three counts of rape and other counts. The alleged assault occurred Sunday around 4 a.m. at the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house, said police. The victim, a 19-year-old woman, reported the rape to West Chester police. About 50 people were at the South Walnut Street house Sunday for a party involving alcohol, according to police.
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April 4, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phrase Rape Haven was painted on the front of a Swarthmore College fraternity house this week, and college officials said they were investigating. The vandalism at Delta Upsilon was discovered Tuesday morning, less than two weeks after a member of the fraternity wrote an opinion piece for the student newspaper, the Phoenix, touting the house's positive contributions. In the aftermath of "deplorable behavior" at a University of Oklahoma fraternity in which members were caught chanting racial slurs in a video, Nathaniel Frum wrote, Swarthmore "can take pride" that Delta Upsilon "has set a model that should be followed.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most important moment in Susan Wefel's life may have come when she was 5. She saw Mary Martin in the Broadway production of Peter Pan when it was televised for the first time in 1955, and was soon out in the backyard of her Cleveland home, directing siblings and friends in her own production. "We used the swing set for the 'I'm flying' scene," Wefel recalled. She starred in high school productions, studied drama at Boston University, and in 1978 joined the company at Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, taking a room in the century-old Hedgerow House, where all the theater's new young actors lived.
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January 25, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
With perfect SAT scores and on full scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas J. Hartford had a bright future and the brightest of outlooks. "He lived life to the fullest," his father said. But that life came to a tragic end Wednesday after Hartford, 22, a senior from Stroudsburg, Pa., suffered a massive stroke following an apparent fall on campus nearly two weeks ago. Hartford's body was found in a pool of blood on a concrete surface outside the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 10, said his father, Thomas W. His son had attended a gathering for potential fraternity members on the evening of Jan. 9, Thomas Hartford said.
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December 5, 2012 | BY ANDREW EISER, Daily News Staff Writer email.phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
  A UNIVERSITY of Pennsylvania fraternity has agreed that a deficient stairway railing at its house contributed to the death of a man who fell about 30 feet over it after a New Year's Eve party in 2011. Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity Inc. agreed to pay more than $3 million to the plaintiffs before the start of a wrongful death negligence trial. It also agreed to pay $375,000 to Suds Beer Store in Trevose, Bucks County. Matthew Crozier, 20, a John Carrol University student and former La Salle College High basketball standout, died in a fall from the second floor during the party at the house at 3539 Locust Walk.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
MANY HAVE stated that the middle class are the people who drive the economy. But, sad to say, many spent beyond their means and now are very cautious of their spending habits. Corporations and banks are sitting on exorbitant cash reserves but will not hire folks until the purchasing of more products and services improves. Quite a quagmire! Obviously, providing big banks and corporations with bailout funds was not the answer. It was like providing funds to a frat house - the boys partied and took care of themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2011 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - There is trash talking in sports. And there is trashed talking in life. In beer pong, perhaps as nowhere else, they are one and the same - even in competitive beer pong, where the iconic red plastic cups are filled with water, not beer, and the beer costs $5 a bottle. And so, as you navigate around the 2-by-9-foot tables filling the ballroom at Resorts Casino Hotel - the site this week of the $25,000 World Pong Tour Championship - you might hear seriously intense, and profane, attempts to psych out the other guy. You might see two fullback types rolling on the floor, bellowing.
NEWS
January 7, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
University of Pennsylvania police and officials are continuing to investigate the death of Matt Crozier, a 20-year-old college basketball player who died this week after falling between floors at a New Year's Eve party inside a Penn fraternity house. Crozier, a La Salle College High School graduate and student at John Carroll University in Ohio, died Wednesday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He suffered severe head injuries after falling over a railing from the second floor to the first floor of Penn's Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity house.
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January 6, 2011 | By CHRISTINE OLLEY, olleyc@phillynews.com 215-854-5184
A 20-year-old college student died yesterday morning from injuries suffered when he fell 30 feet inside a campus fraternity house at the University of Pennsylvania during a New Year's Eve party. Matt Crozier was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity house after suffering severe head trauma when he fell in a stairway between the first and second floors of the house. The frat house is in a privately owned residence on Locust Walk near 36th Street.
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