Category Archives: Delta Tau Delta

Losing Lincoln, the Titanic, and a Murder in Belize

Two historic events which took place on April 15 had their beginnings on the evening of April 14. The RMS Titanic’s collision with an iceberg happened at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday April 14, 1914. The ship sank in the early morning hours of … Continue reading

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After the Snow – John Collum, a Baby, and Gamma Alpha Omega

Snow, snow, and more snow was the weekend’s theme. Facebook friends on the east coast keep me abreast of how much snow they were getting. Here in my neighborhood in the middle of the country, it was cold, but sunny. … Continue reading

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GLO History on the Twitterverse

Getting collegiate GLO members hooked on history is an important part in getting them to be life long loyal members. Understanding that the organization spans generations and is greater than one chapter on one campus is heady stuff for a college … Continue reading

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The College of Wooster GLO Situation, February 13, 1913

On February 13, 1913, the fraternity and sorority system composed of national organizations at the College of Wooster ceased to exist. Some of the chapters were more than 30 years old. The list below is from the statement issued by … Continue reading

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A Founding, Two ΔΤΔs in the News, and a Question

On January 17, 1847, Saint Anthony Hall also known as the Fraternity of Delta Psi, was founded at Columbia University. Fewer than 20 chapters have been chartered. Currently, about half those are active chapters, according to reports on the internet. The chapter … Continue reading

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A Delta Tau Delta on Anti-Fraternity Sentiment in Wisconsin, With a Century’s Perspective

A century ago there was a concerted effort in at least three states – Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin – to ban Greek-letter organizations from some or all institutions in those states. These campaigns are but a few of the efforts … Continue reading

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December 10th – A Fine Time for Being Founded and Other 10ths, Too

The tenth of the month seems a grand time for founding an “organization of our own.” In my opinion, that is a theme common to the founding of a good many, if not most or nearly all, Greek-letter organizations (GLOs). … Continue reading

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U.S. Vice Presidents Who Belong to Fraternities

How many U.S. Vice Presidents have been in a fraternity? A goodly number, it turns out. Here is a list of Vice Presidents since 1869,* when Schuyler Colfax became the first fraternity man to become Vice President. I’ve included all … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, My Dear Pi Beta Phi!

When Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois opened in September 1856, 26 of the 99 students were women. Ten years later, when the 1866-67 academic year began, the cost of the first term was $12 in tuition and $9 for each … Continue reading

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Syracuse University and the Tragedy of Pan Am Flight 103 Over Lockerbie

December 21, 1988, four days before Christmas, was to have been filled with joyful reunions. It quickly turned horrible for the families and friends of the 259 people on board and 11 on the ground who perished when Pan Am … Continue reading

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