Category Archives: Zeta Beta Tau

Mourning Leonard Cohen on Zeta Beta Tau’s Founders’ Day

Leonard Cohen, singer, songwriter, poet and novelist,  died on November 7, 2016,  at the aged of 82.  Cohen was a member of Zeta Beta Tau’s Upsilon Chapter at McGill University.   Cohen’s song Suzanne was a big hit for Judy Collins. Cohen released Hallelujah in 1984 … Continue reading

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ZBT – the Last Fraternity Founders’ Day of the Year

Does anyone else find it fitting that the last GLO founding date of the year belongs to Zeta Beta Tau whose name starts with the last letter of the alphabet? Zeta Beta Tau was created on December 29, 1898 when … Continue reading

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A Founders’ Day, Christmas Toys, a History of Latin American Student Fraternities, and a Chance to Make a Difference

Happy Founders’ Day Zeta Beta Tau! Here’s a post I wrote last year about the founding of ZBT and two of its Members of Distinction. Jerome Lawrence and Jerry Herman, both ZBTs, and Robert Edwin Lee, collaborated on the Broadway … Continue reading

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With Gratitude 70 Years After D-Day, June 6, 1944

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I want to acknowledge the servicemen who sacrificed so very much on that day. We are indebted to them. On June 6, 1944, 5,000 ships, 11,000 aircraft and 150,000 Allied troops began the operation to … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Zeta Beta Tau – “Strike the Band Up, Pull the Stops Out, Hallelujah! It’s Today!”

Zeta Beta Tau was created on December 29, 1898 when a group of young men attending several New York universities met at the Jewish Theological Seminary and formed an organization called Z.B.T. (yes, with the periods between the letters). The … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . . . GLO Foundings, Installations, and Conventions

The time from a few days before Christmas to after New Year’s Day is a time when the world stands still. Collegians go home to family or spend time with friends away from campus. I can’t imagine a fraternity or … Continue reading

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December 24 Through January 2 – A Busy Time in Fraternity and Sorority History

It’s hard for today’s collegians to contemplate spending December 24 through January 2 on campus. Most higher education institutions shut down for the holiday week. However, that week has been a significant one in the history of Greek-letter organizations. Delta … Continue reading

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