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Old 02-28-2021, 09:09 PM
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VCU fraternity under investigation after death of freshman student

https://abcnews.go.com/US/vcu-frater...ve_twopack_hed

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Virginia Commonwealth University said it shut down a fraternity and the police are investigating after a freshman student was found dead this weekend.

Adam Oakes, 19, was found dead at an off-campus residence early Saturday morning by authorities, the university and the Richmond Police Department said in statements. The medical examiner's office is working to determine the cause of death, according to Richmond Police.

"This is a tragic loss for Adam's family and members of our community, and we encourage any students in need of support to contact University Counseling Services," the school said in a statement.

Oakes' cousin, Courtney White, told ABC News that the teen had rushed the university's Delta Chi fraternity, and this weekend was the night of his "big little reveal."
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:53 PM
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Quote from the article: White, 39, said Oakes was an only child and the youngest of all of the family's cousins. She said her cousin pledged with the fraternity because "he was just trying to be accepted and find his place."

Breaks my heart.
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:15 PM
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Just tragic, my heart goes out to his family who I just learned via the local news that they live close by.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...ended/2589841/
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:23 AM
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Yet another hazing death- he was blindfolded, fed tons of alcohol, hit his head and then found dead face-down.

Hey fraternity men, if you can't get your chapters to stop hazing, at least teach them to roll people onto their sides in the recovery position when they pass out from alcohol poisoning so they don't choke on their own vomit and die.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/u...delta-chi.html
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Old 03-02-2021, 12:17 PM
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Hey fraternity men, if you can't get your chapters to stop hazing, at least teach them to roll people onto their sides in the recovery position when they pass out from alcohol poisoning so they don't choke on their own vomit and die.

The article says, "Mr. Oakes was placed on a couch on his side, and he was found dead on Saturday morning, face down, she said" So, it does look like they did that and he still passed.

I would rather they not haze and do the "drink until you die" thing.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:08 AM
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Virginia Commonwealth University announced Tuesday it was launching a review of Greek life at the school following the death of freshman Adam Oakes after a fraternity event last week.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...873_story.html
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:12 AM
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Based on conversations with people I know who serve as advisors for some of the sororities there it seems like the school isn't super supportive of greek life and of course this tragedy doesn't help matters. So it will be interesting to see what the future will hold.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:25 PM
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Virginia Commonwealth University announced Tuesday it was launching a review of Greek life at the school following the death of freshman Adam Oakes after a fraternity event last week.

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Based on conversations with people I know who serve as advisors for some of the sororities there it seems like the school isn't super supportive of greek life and of course this tragedy doesn't help matters. So it will be interesting to see what the future will hold.
Considering how long a few NPC groups have waited patiently to (re)colonize at VCU (after having been chosen to do so a looong time ago) I don't suppose a few more years of waiting will matter.
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