Firefighters respond to fraternity house fire

A fire at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house Monday evening was caused by hot materials unknowingly being dumped into a bathroom trash can on the second floor of the house, according to an investigation by the Vermillion Fire Department. Firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to the fraternity house located at 429 North Plum […]

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Alpha Xi Delta launches campaign for new chapter house

What started as an upgrade to the plumbing system has become a $2.6 million project for the USD chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. The sorority recently announced their plans to build a new chapter house in its current location in a campaign called Coming Home: The Campaign for 214 North Plum. Alpha Xi Delta has been planning for the project […]

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City ordinance would increase fire safety for Greek houses

Sororities and fraternities around campus could be subject to additional fire safety regulations under an ordinance Vermillion’s City Council is currently considering. Members of the city council heard the first reading to amend Ordinance 1336 Monday night, which would require all existing and future Greek houses in Vermillion to install a key lock box on the exteriors of the facilities. […]

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Remembering Anthony: More than 250 attend memorial service for USD student killed in car accident

About 300 USD students, faculty and staff attended a memorial service for Anthony Sanfratello in Aalfs Auditorium Tuesday evening. Also in attendance were about 50 of his fraternity brothers. Sanfratello, a 19-year-old sophomore kinesiology sports major and a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity died in a car accident returning from break on Friday. The service […]

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USD student dies in car accident returning from break

A USD student returning from winter break has died in a car accident. Get more info here on how you can get legal assistance. In an email to students on Saturday night, Kim Grieve, the dean of students at USD, announced the death of Anthony Sanfratello. According to the email, Sanfratello, a 19-year-old sophomore kinesiology sports science […]

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Alpha Xi Delta raises money, awareness for Autism research

Members of Alpha Xi Delta hosted a carnival last week in support of their chapter charity, Autism Speaks. And this week, they are continuing their efforts. The carnival included different games for children around the community. Junior Amanda Wagemann, program executive director, said the event was orientated around the Halloween holiday. “We wanted to relate it to […]

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Kappa Alpha Theta uses social media to promote positive life outlooks

USD’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority chapter is participating in an October social media movement called #LoveisLouder. The movement was created by the Jed Foundation and actress Brittany Snow to promote self-love, and to show people that under any circumstance they are loved and are not alone. Junior Ashley Rook, who is one of 134 other Kappa […]

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