Category Archives: Stanford University

Beta, Pi Phi, and P.E.O.

My life has been lived east of the Mississippi, the last half of it just miles from the river. When we first moved to Illinois, it was odd to tell people that we were five hours from Chicago, the only … Continue reading

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Old Newspapers, a Mentor, a Golf Tournament, and Jeopardy!

I chuckle when people say they want to return to the “good old days.” As one who looks at old newspapers on a regular basis, it’s evident that bad things happened in the “good old days.” One of these events … Continue reading

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When This New Pin Grows Old!

When I went searching for something to write about for Kappa Alpha Theta’s Founders’ Day, I came across this ditty and it was too good not to share. It was also one of those works that made it around the … Continue reading

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Grace and Calvin Coolidge, Baseball, and the Two O’Haras

On Friday, July 3, 1915 another president made his debut in the fourth-inning mascot race during the Washington Nationals baseball game. It happened to take place on the evening before his birthday. The new guy just happened to win the race … Continue reading

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Cheers and Tears in Bloomington for the World’s Greatest College Weekend

Bloomington, Indiana, is a college town, with a large, old state university. Herman B Wells, a Sigma Nu, was the 11th President of Indiana University leading the University from 1938-62. David Starr Jordan, Delta Upsilon, served as IU’s President from 1885, … Continue reading

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Alpha Kappa Lambda and Its Connection to Trader Joe’s

Yesterday was Alpha Kappa Lambda’s 101st anniversary. It was founded at the University of California, Berkeley on April 22, 1914. It was the first fraternity to be founded west of the Rockies (there were chapters of other fraternities on California campuses including … Continue reading

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Edith Head, Delta Zeta’s 1968 Woman of the Year and Today’s Google Doodle Honoree

Today, October 28, 2013, would have been designer Edith Head’s 116th birthday. If you haven’t seen the Google Doodle, take a peak. Edith Head was Delta Zeta’s 1960 Convention initiate. She was a member of Mu Chapter at the University of … Continue reading

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David Starr Jordan, Lombard College, and a Forget Me Not Book

The book from the 1870s was titled  “Forget Me Not.” It was filled with pages and pages of poems and signatures, many in ornate script, some faded by time, and others hard to decipher without a magnifying glass. The former … Continue reading

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The 2012 Paralympic Games

Paralympic Games Update: Tatyana McFadden won a Bronze medal in the 100m. Update: Muffy Davis, a Tri Delta, has won two Gold medals for hand cycling at the 2012 Paralympics. Tatyana McFadden won her third Gold medal. Allison Aldrich, Delta … Continue reading

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NPC Women and Fraternity Men in the White House

Here is a post on the fraternity men and National Panhellenic Conference women who have lived in the White House seems quite appropriate. National Panhellenic Conference women who have served as First Lady Lucy B. Hayes, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Ohio Wesleyan … Continue reading

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