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Let the Games Begin

Greek Week wrapped up on a positive note last night.All four Greek councils raised funds for McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans.

Students sold T-shirts and tickets to both the National Pan-Hellenic council step show Wednesday night and Thursday night's concert to comprise the donation, but the total will not be calculated until early next week.

Matt DiLeo, Interfraternity council president, said they hoped to give at least $5,000 to the citywide access school.

Asst. dean denies stereotypes

Projects overflowing on a cluttered desk, photos displayed on every surface and a plethora of stress relievers make up the office of the assistant dean of campus life and dean of the class of 2007.James Parker, 32, was born in Oklahoma City and earned a bachelor's degree in organizational communication in 1998 and a master's degree in education in 2002 from the University of Oklahoma.

For 24 years, Parker did not miss a single Sooner home football game, but, for the past six years, he has found a new home as a Horned Frog.

Greek Week to honor students

Plans have been made and dates have been finalized for the inaugural Greek Week at TCU.Greek Week is set for April 23 through April 26 and will include events ranging from speakers to Greek Olympics to a step show and a day at a TCU baseball game.

Matt DiLeo, Interfraternity Council president and event coordinator, said there will be more than one event each day, and many of them will be open to the public.

Comments belittling black women inexcusable

I'm sure many of you have heard Don Imus and the comment he made referring to the Rutgers women as "nappy-headed hoes." Imus went further to call them "Jiggaboos" and compare them to the teams in Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing." This shows his ignorance concerning black culture because the film he was attempting to cite is "School Daze." As a black woman, I take extreme personal offense to the comments he made and am tired of people defending his statements.

Sorority honored by Commission for Women for volunteering, community service efforts

The Fort Worth Commission for Women honored Alpha Chi Omega last night with the Outstanding Young Women Who Volunteer Award.Alpha Chi was selected because they're an example of outstanding young women who volunteer, said Dorothy Wing, city staff liaison to the Commission for Women.

"Alpha Chi made a commitment for not just a single occasion but an extended period of time," Wing said.

This is the first time in the history of the award an organization has been selected; normally the committee honors individuals.

Gamma Phi Beta invited to join Greek community

Gamma Phi Beta is coming to TCU.Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority was selected out of three finalists and eight applicants by the Panhellenic community in a vote Wednesday.

Panhellenic president Hannah Munsch said G-Phi is the best option for the university.

"All the presentations were strong, but after everyone heard all three and had time to think about it, Gamma Phi Beta was the best choice, and I think it's a good choice," Munsch said.

Panhellenic to invite new chapter; choice to be announced

Panhellenic representatives voted Wednesday on which sorority to invite to campus, but the results will not be released until the acceptance process has been finalized.Panhellenic sorority representatives voted between Alpha Phi, Delta Zeta and Gamma Phi Beta. The sorority with the highest votes will receive an offer to come to TCU in the fall. The three sororities were chosen from eight applicants.

Panhellenic rep: Delta Zeta risky choice for campus

The Panhellenic recruitment director said Delta Zeta could be a dicey choice to join campus this fall."It will be a concern because if you...

National controversy surrounds campus sorority finalist

The Panhellenic president said Monday the university was unaware of the controversy surrounding one of the three sorority finalists who could join the TCU Greek community and said the effect it will have on the voting process remains uncertain.The Delta chapter of Delta Zeta at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., has gained national attention due to recent questions raised about its restructuring by its national sorority. DZ nationals asked 23 of the Delta chapter's 35 members to accept alumna status and vacate the sorority house.

Potential sororities to present for spot

The three organizations vying for a spot in the Greek community will each host an informative presentation for the 10 Panhellenic sororities this week. Alpha Phi, Delta Zeta and Gamma Phi Beta will visit today, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, to host their programs and tour the campus.

All presentations are closed and will be conducted in a location that could not be disclosed due to privacy concerns, said Hannah Munsch, Panhellenic president.

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