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Congratulations All Around!

Congratulations are in order! My Syracuse friends were celebrating Coach Jim Boeheim’s 1,000 win. He is a graduate of Syracuse where he became a member of the Delta Upsilon chapter. *** Yesterday, Super Bowl LI dominated the twitterverse.  The first … Continue reading

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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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Fraternity Diversity, 1870s, Greencastle, Indiana

In 1877, four young Japanese men arrived in Greencastle, Indiana. They became students at the alma mater of their teacher, an American missionary. They, too, like their mentor, became fraternity men. Two joined Delta Kappa Epsilon and the other two … 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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Sis Doc, the Lucky Xs, and More

Today, January 8, is the date of Dr. Charles Richardson’s birth. If he was still alive he’d be a well preserved 151.  A Fayetteville, Arkansas, dentist, he did his undergraduate work at Emory & Henry College in Virginia and then studied dentistry … 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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DKE Founders’ Day, a Cuban Convention, and a Box of Cigars

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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DePauw’s 1870s Samurai Fraternity Men Who Were Betas and Dekes

In 1877, four young Japanese men arrived in Greencastle, Indiana. They became students at the alma mater of their teacher, an American missionary. They, too, like their mentor, became fraternity men. Two joined Delta Kappa Epsilon and the other two … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Loyal Deke and Orangeman

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dick Clark, Syracuse University Class of 1951 and loyal member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. The first fraternity at Syracuse University, the Phi Gamma chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was chartered on … Continue reading

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