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Clark: Beware Of Falling Students

It’s been inspiring watching Wazzu revitalize itself. Images of rioting students and Dumpsters ablaze from years gone by have all but faded from public memory. Gone, too, are the days when Washington State University made the list of the nation’s top party schools. New coach. New attitude. Cougar days are here again. There’s just one blemish left for Cougdom to take care of. Just a thought: I’d like to see university officials take some of the money they’re pumping into those cheesy “Wave the Flag” commercials and put it into a gravity awareness program. Similar to getting a driver’s license, every fraternity and sorority member would be required to study hard and take an oath vowing to not break the law of gravity/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: How do you account for all the students who have fallen from fraternity windows and roofs at WSU and UIdaho?

Student Falls From UI Frat Roof

A 21-year-old University of Idaho student is in serious condition at a Spokane hospital after falling from the second floor of his fraternity this morning. Kurt Wrobel, a sophomore general studies major from California, suffered facial fractures and other injuries when he landed on concrete, said Moscow Police Department Lt. Dave Lehmitz. He is in stable condition after being airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center. Officers were called to the Alpha Tau Omega house at 12:30 a.m. Witnesses reported that Wrobel climbed out of a window and was trying to open another window on a locked room when he fell, Lehmitz said. Wrobel had been drinking earlier in the evening at a party at another fraternity, he said/Lewiston Tribune.

Question: Mebbe UI should offer a required course in fraternity/sorority house climbing?

PM: Semanko Picks Cross

Angela Cross, the choice of Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko to replace a “fired” redistricting commissioner, is shown above. Betsy Russell reports on the showdown involving two redistricters who refused to be fired by Semanko and House Speaker Lawerence Denney here.

Frat Board Boots 19 UI Delta Chi’s

Nineteen members of Delta Chi became inactive after the fraternity’s national board reviewed the house earlier this month. Five seniors, six juniors, five sophomores and three freshmen will be banned from living within the house by the end of fall semester, said Brandon Cary Delta Chi president. “It has been a rough road for us,” Cary said. Cary said he was unprepared for the review conducted Nov. 9 and 10.  “I felt like I overlooked the warning gave earlier in the year,” Cary said. “I didn’t think (the review) was even close to necessary. I expected it to be an incident (that caused the review), not a decision.” The decision to review the University of Idaho chapter was made after members of Delta Chi voted to allow alcohol in the fraternity, Cary said/David Humphreys, Idaho Argonaut. More here. (Argonaut photo: Tony Marcolino)

Question: Did you belong to a fraternity or a sorority while in college? Was it a positive experience?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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