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Hazing/Alcohol Death at Chico State
A student has died in a hazing incident at Chico State University in California. All Greek activities there have been suspended:
Addressing about 250 students at noon in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, an angry [Chico State University President Paul] Zingg said fraternity members don’t get a “pass” when they “stand by idly and watch a brother gulp down 21 shots for his 21st birthday and then let him pass out in his own vomit.”
When it’s noticed he’s not responsive and call for help, Zingg said, “you don’t get a pass for calling 9-1-1 in a situation like that.”
The president referred to the case of Mason Sumnicht, who suffered an alcohol overdose Nov. 4 after celebrating his 21st birthday. He died on Thursday.
Chico State spokesman Joe Wills said Sumnicht was pledging Sigma Pi this semester. A website lists him as a member of that fraternity’s flag football, soccer and volleyball teams.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…