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HIGHER EDUCATION

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 7A

MSU vigil honors former student

assistants and Wonders Hall Residence
Life staff members in the office.
"We were just trying to bring some
closure to the situation for ourselves," she
said. "We've been really concerned about
how the residents have been feeling."
A mass e-mail was sent to students
through Residence Life telling them
about the vigil, Scott said. Students in
Snyder and Phillips residence halls,
where Greene may have lived when he
attended MSU from January 1997 to
May 1998, were especially encouraged
to attend, Scott said.

A meeting following the vigil allowed
students to voice concerns.
Staff members from Wonders Hall
Residence Life, MSU's Counseling
Center and the Department of Police
and Public Safety were on hand to
address student questions and concerns.
Scott said staff members ftiom the
Counseling Center and the Office of
Minority Student Affairs have been at
Wonders since Greene was found.
"They've been there, they've really
been a strong support system for staff as
well as students," she said.

U. Virginia police investigate hazing
of Phi Delta Theta fraternity pledges

ty" Cox said. "That was my own doing"
Pleasants said police found Cox unconscious in a
bathtub at the house of a female friend, where he had
been dropped off by one of the fraternity brothers. When
police arrived after responding to his friend's 911 call,
Cox "was trembling uncontrollably and his friend had
put wet towels on his head to prevent shock," he said.
Cox was transported from his friend's home to
University Hospital at 11:45 p.m., where he was treated
for alcohol poisoning. According to the police report,
after Cox regained consciousness at the hospital, he told
police that he remembered going to the Phi Delta Theta
fraternity house but nothing else during the evening.
Police said they were investigating the incident but
had not yet filed any criminal charges.
Dean of Students Penny Rue said the University was

aware of the allegations and had been in contact with
the Charlottesville Police.
"Any allegation of hazing is something we take very
seriously and take under investigation," Rue said.
Assistant Dean of Students Aaron Laushwav said
both Virginia Commonwealth statutes and University
Standards of Conduct prohibit hazing.
"Hazing is strictly prohibited by the standards of con-
duct of the Black Fraternity Council, the Inter-
Fraternity Council, the Inter-Sorority Council and the
Fraternity-Sorority Council," Laushway said.
IFC President Wes Kaupinen shared the Office of the
Dean of Students' concern over hazing allegations.
"Hazing is a very serious allegation and a violation of
IFC Standards of Conduct and would be treated with
the utmost severity," Kaupinen said.

Gargoyle humor magazine marks
90 years of publication on campus

"Gargoyle is The Michigan Daily's
demented brother that should be kept
in the basement."
- John Wambaugh
Former Gargoyle editor

make a trip to the Bentley Historical
Library, which is housing a special
display about the publication,
Wambaugh said.
Phil Zaret, who worked for the
Gargoyle from 1963 to '69, said the
heyday of the publication was the
1960s protest era. "We had a huge
sales staff and sold seven or eight
thousand copies," said Zaret, whose
son also worked for the magazine.
Presently, the Gargoyle publishes
twice each semester. Its contents
include humorous articles, cartoons
and commentaries on any subject a
writer wants to satirize.
"We try our best to be apolitical,"
Howell said. "We make fun of every-
thing. It's equal opportunity with no
FIJI
Continued from Page 1A
the nature of the incident but was
adamant that it was not alcohol-
related.
Mountz and FIJI Treasurer Andrew
Turner confirmed that the incident is in
no way alcohol-related.
Turner said "this is something that
we've been discussing with the
international fraternity through the
summer."
The suspension comes at an uneasy
time for fraternity members who were
prepared to give bids to potential
pledges tonight.
"We had no idea this was going to
happen until this afternoon," Reddy
said.
"We're at the end of a very success-
ful rush," Reddy said. Notifying the
potential pledges "was our first reac-
tion," he said.
Fraternity members have contact-
ed other fraternity chapters and have
asked them to extend their courtesy
to the potential FIJI pledges,
Mountz said.
Students who were rushing the house
were contacted this afternoon about the
situation.
LSA first-year student Matt Stone
said he was considering whether to
accept a bid from FIJI until last

specific target." It's almost tradition
for the "Garg" to get be reprimand-
ed for its often risque work, Howell
said.
"The Gargoyle has periodically
been in trouble with the University
for actions that always seem minor
to the next generation," Wambaugh
said. "Despite frequent forced clo-
sures and funding problems, a
steady stream of Michigan's most
creative have kept it going."
The next issue of the Gargoyle is
due out Oct. 18 and will be available
for purchase for $.50 at local book-
stores and campus locations.
Subscriptions can be purchased
for $7 a year. Call 763-0303 for
more information.
night.
Stone received a call yesterday
afternoon saying "I'm sorry to tell
you, but FIJI can no longer take its
pledges."
"You have to be disillusioned by it but
as far as I'm concerned I'm sticking with
FIJI," said LSA first-year student Corey
Miller, a potential FIJI pledge. "We'll see
what happens."
But Reddy said that he is not sure yet
if sticking with the fraternity will be an
option.
But other potential pledges said
that although FIJI was among their
top choices, they still have other
options.
"I just thought well, this kind of
makes my decision easier. But I
talked to some of the other guys that
got bids, and they were pretty
bummed because they had nothing
to fall back on," Stone said, who
decided to take a bid from the Sigma
Nu fraternity.
Reddy said that he is unsure of the
status of his current position on IFC
since he is both the president of the
organization and a member of the
suspended fraternity house.
Current members of the house
will be able to retain their brother-
hood status but will no longer be
able to partake in campus fraternity
events.

X-PLOSION
Continued from Page 1A
festivities is the Spirit X-Plosion sched-
uled for Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Diag. Emceed by MSA President
Bram Elias and LSA Student
Government President Seema Pai, the
event will be "big, exciting and really
awesome," Blochowski said.
"The whole idea behind homecom-
ing this year is to get students to be
excited about their University and show
their pride," he said. "Sometimes we

Damian Degoa, an LSA senior, said this
event is going to be the "big seller" of the
week's special happenings.
The Spirit X-Plosion will be capped
off by a giant laser show custom made
for the University. There will be a giant
screen across the Diag which the lasers
will project through, and search lights
will be in the sky.
"It is so major that we had to contact
the FAA so planes do not get disorient-
ed," said Blochowski.
"We are trying to create one really
super anchor event this year so in the

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