Bulletin! Cornell frat TKE has been officially disavowed by the university until at least 2015, reports the Daily Sun. Was anyone expecting otherwise? No. Nobody was expecting otherwise.
Interesting tidbit: In the last 12 years, TKE has turned up in just three Sun headlines:
- April 27, 2011: Sixteen Former SAE Pledges Plan to Join TKE
- January 5, 2012: After Hospitalization, TKE May Lose Recognition
- January 19, 2012: TKE Will Lose Recognition After Reported Hospitalization
After this rather steep dramatic arc comes a masterstroke of p.r. from TKE national (bolding ours):
Yes, TKE didn’t have anything to do with a hammered freshman going to the hospital. That’s exactly what Cornell says is the whole problem! From the Sun:
“The board believes the members of TKE had an obligation to seek medical assistance for the freshman student, and while [the TKE brothers] claim he was ‘handed off’ to his roommate, it was insufficient action considering the risk to his health at that time,” the memo states.
It’s pretty breathtaking that the inaction of TKE (D.B.A. a wholly owned subsidiary of SAE) obliges a professional flack to praise a total lack of concern for others as some kind of virtue. Outside of Greektown, that’s just called being a jerk.