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Charles Kuralt and St. Anthony Hall at UNC

On January 17, 1847, Saint Anthony Hall was founded as the Fraternity of Delta Psi at Columbia University. It is the feast day of Saint Anthony the Great.  The University of North Carolina was chartered in 1789 and began classes on February 12, 1795. The Xi … Continue reading

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Pi Lambda Phi’s Connection to Broadway and More

Today is Pi Lambda Phi’s Founders’ Day. Pi Lambda Phi was founded in 1895 at Yale University by a group of men who were denied membership in the other Yale fraternities because of their religious and racial backgrounds. Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter … Continue reading

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On the 4th of July – Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse, ΦΔΘ, and Silent Cal, ΦΓΔ

July 4, 1939 was “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium. On that day, baseball great Lou Gehrig, Phi Delta Theta, became the first major league baseball player to have his number retired. There are still people who were at Yankee … Continue reading

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“Curtain Up, Light the Lights” With Links to Musical Sites on Sondheim’s Birthday

Today is Stephen Sondheim’s 84th birthday and I offer my heartiest birthday greetings. He is one of my favorites composers. I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, but something on my facebook feed this morning prompted me to write this post. … 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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Alice Duer Miller, Suffragist and Kappa Kappa Gamma

Alice Duer Miller had a very privileged upbringing, but her family’s fortunes turned at about the time she entered college. Even though she was on a limited budget, she became a member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa … Continue reading

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