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  • Fraternities Back Proposal Denying Federal Aid to Student Hazers

    Fraternity organizations are endorsing pending federal legislation aimed at deterring abuse at initiation rituals.

  • Baruch College Fraternity Closed After Freshman Hazing Death

    The hazing death of a New York City freshman last week has led the Pi Delta Psi fraternity to shutter its chapter at Baruch College.

  • Deadliest Frat’s Icy ‘Torture’ of Pledges Evokes Tarantino Films

    On a chilly March night, Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers ordered Justin Stuart to recite the fraternity’s creed.

  • Abolish Fraternities

    During their periodic bouts of consultant-managed angst, U.S. companies are often encouraged to confront a single question: What business are we in? It’s a process that might also benefit U.S. colleges and universities with fraternities.

  • Secret Handshakes Greet Frat Brothers on Wall Street

    Conor Hails, head of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sigma Chi chapter, was in a Philadelphia hotel ballroom last month for a Barclays Plc recruiting reception. A friend pointed out a banker from their fraternity. Hails, 20, approached with a secret handshake.

  • NYC Council Picks Puerto-Rico Born Mark-Viverito as Speaker

    The New York City Council chose as its speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Puerto Rico-born Democrat who represents East Harlem and the Bronx and supports higher wages and more social-service programs.

  • Join a Fraternity, Get Stupid -- If You Live

    Fraternities used to be about encouraging academic achievement. Now they're the opposite.

  • What 2013 Taught Economists About Infant Mortality and Austerity

    In 2013, a graduate student discovered a flaw in a spreadsheet, renewing the debate about austerity and debt. Emerging economies tanked, and Bitcoin boomed. In the U.S., unemployment fell and the Federal Reserve started to scale back its bond-buying program. Research focused on inequality and jobs gap between the highly skilled and everyone else. The Affordable Care Act began.

  • NYC Taxi Drivers See Green as New Cabs Cruise to Brooklyn

    Six coats of DuPont GS028 paint did more than change Porfirio Valdez’s 2006 Lincoln Town Car from black to the color of a green apple. The new look almost doubled his income, too.

  • Actor Mark Wahlberg, Writers, on Shifts in Education (Audio)

    Actor and film producer Mark Wahlberg discusses completing his high school degree, the juvenile justice system, and the importance of role models. On the roundtable, "Edushyster" blogger Jennifer Berkshire, a freelance journalist and contributing writer to "The Chronicle of Philanthropy," and author Andrea Gabor, a professor at Baruch College and a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism judge for applicants to the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Business and Economics, discuss turnaround schools, teacher support, leadership and some "unintended consequences" of education reform. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."

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