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Many of you have been following the story about the vandalism caused by Sigma Alpha Mu at Tree Tops Resort in Northern Michigan. The News (and Freep, for that matter) are reporting that UofM has suspended the fraternity in light of last weekend's actions.
In addition, up to five other Greek organizations at UofM may possibly also be suspended. This story has legs, and I'm sure there is more to come.
Besides Sigma Alpha Mu, UM officials said Sigma Delta Tau sorority was involved in the vandalism that occurred at Treetops Resort in Gaylord the weekend of Jan. 16-17.
That same weekend, Pi Kappa Alpha and Chi Psi fraternities along with Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma sororities were involved in reported vandalism at Boyne Highlands, 50 miles northwest in Harbor Springs, UM officials said. The damage involved 12 rooms.
UM officials want all of those groups to be suspended as well, university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said.
Just wanted to get some other peoples opinions on this topic. For a while now I've resented PSU as a university in general. It's not even about what happened - which was obviously unspeakable - it's about how they handled it. By continuing to make Joepa into a diety even after it was clear that he knew SOMETHING. This previous week when the wins were restored and the hockey and basketball teams wore "409" on their helmets and warm up shirts... that just pushed me over the edge. I will always hate MSU and OSU because those rivalries are time-honored and full of history. But, for me at least, I find myself rooting even harder for someone ANYONE to beat Penn State. The way that their fanbase has handled themselves over the past couple of years has put them on a higher level of hatred for me even beyond our traditional rivals. They did something institutionally wrong and are celebrating it less than five years later. Feel free to disagree I'm just curious about how other people view them.
The NCAA has passed a measure to allow scholarships to include cost of living for all student athletes. Not a surprise given the heat the NCAA has been under recently. I still think that players shouldbe provided the ability to earn more. Why create an artificial cap on endorsement money and other secondary forms of income?
Anyway, the measure will allow for schools to pay between $2000-5000 extra per year. That's not a ton of money now, but when I was in college, that would have been huge. Small step, but it is in the right direction. It passed 79-1. The lone dissenter was Boston College.
Maybe Gordon Gee was right about doing business with the Catholics? Shrewd lot they've got there at BC. (I'm teasing, Catholics. Relax.)
Saw this on twitter as an ESPN article, but screw ESPN. Here is a CBS link:
This may be barely OT since it involves U of M, but according to this column there are no more plastic trays in the dorm cafeterias (except at Bursley, strangely enough). No doubt there are rationales involving cost, the environment etc. for this change, but what exactly are Markley (and other Hill dorm) residents supposed to "tray" on in the Arb this time of year? Anyway, as a Markleyite from the 1980s, I thought that this was an entertaining eulogy to the passing of the dorm tray:
Crystal Pepsi for me. Then off to Charleston.
Attack this weekend with a vigor that exceeds all human comprehension!
MICHIGAN - University of Michigan / Michigan Sports (pro or college - except MSU) / State of Michigan (no politics): Open Thread
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