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The College has ordered the “immediate temporary suspension of all organizational activity” by Beta pending further investigation.
This decision seems a little hasty to me, given that all the Dean of the College’s office has on the brothers is on-line documents and no confirmation that any of the events described in the frat’s Sink Night protocols actually happened.
But I suspect that Grand Inquisitress Kate Burke is involved in the situation, so due process is out the window.
Addendum: A loyal reader writes in with a description of the College’s evolving hierarchy:
FYI, Judicial Affairs is now run by Dean Leigh Remy and is under the watchful eye of Inge-Lise Ameer. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dean Burke still is running the show, even though UJAO is not her domain anymore.
Addendum: The College has released the following statement:
Dartmouth has placed Beta Alpha Omega on immediate temporary suspension after an initial review of publicly available information suggesting the chapter has and is engaging in hazing activities, service of alcohol to minors, and behavior that threatens physical harm. Immediate temporary suspension means that the chapter must cease all activity, including new member activity, chapter meetings and social events, without the permission of the Director of Greek Letter Organizations and Societies, pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.
Hazing is strictly prohibited by both Dartmouth policy and New Hampshire law. Violations of the student hazing policy will be subject to individual or organizational disciplinary action. We investigate any allegations of hazing brought to our attention, and inform the Hanover Police Department of the allegations as required by law.
Addendum: The Valley News reports on the story, too.
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