Tag Archives: Ann Arbor

A Shant, a President, and a Story That Began 162 Years Ago Today

The minutes of the founding chapter of Delta Kappa Epilson reveal that on December 16, 1854, 162 years ago today,  “A Petition to establish at the University of Michigan was read and granted,” according to the “This day in DEKE … Continue reading

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A Cuba Connection as Delta Kappa Epsilon Turns 172

Today is the day on which Delta Kappa Epsilon was founded 172 years ago. There are many people, places, and things which have DKE connections. I’ve learned about many of them through This Day in Deke History posts on social … Continue reading

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#WHM – Ellen Bertha Person, Newspaperwoman and Sigma Kappa

Ellen Bertha Person was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Sigma Kappa at George Washington University, where she was a student from 1904-07. The chapter had been a local organization, Omega Alpha, before obtaining the charter from Sigma Kappa. The installation and Person’s … Continue reading

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The “Shant” on Delta Kappa Epsilon’s Founding Day

On June 22, 1844, in room 12 of Old South Hall, 15 Yale College* students from the Class of 1846 organized Delta Kappa Epsilon. The fifteen founders are William Woodruff Atwater, Edward Griffin Bartlett, Frederic Peter Bellinger, Jr., Henry Case, … Continue reading

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Chi Psi, the Lodge in Ann Arbor, and the Two Clarence Birdseyes

On May 20, 1841, Chi Psi was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. It was the fifth fraternity founded at Union College. Its founders are Philip Spencer, Robert Heyward McFaddin, Jacob Henry Farrell, John Brush Jr., Samuel Titus Taber, … Continue reading

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Here’s to the Next 100 Years, Theta Phi Alpha!

It was 100 years ago today, on August 30, 1912, that Theta Phi Alpha was founded at the University of Michigan.  In 1909, Father Edward D. Kelly, a Catholic priest and the pastor of the university’s student chapel organized Omega … Continue reading

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Back Home Again in Ann Arbor – Happy Centennial Convention Theta Phi Alpha!

This week, from July 10-15,  Theta Phi Alpha is celebrating its Centennial in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the place where it was founded. How fitting that an organization founded by a Catholic Bishop for Catholic women began at a state institution … Continue reading

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