Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and professional fraternity with a focus on agriculture.

University Places Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity on Probation Over Hazing

In one instance, new members — who were made to spend the night at the house — were woken up at 5 a.m and made to listen to the same song for four hours. They were required to play “air instruments” and make “repeated hand gestures” to the song, according to the report, which classified these behaviors as hazing.

Professor Joseph Margulies gives a lecture on incarceration on September 26, 2019.

‘Rethinking Violence’ Lecture Urges Students to Question Approach to Violent Crime

“The essence of the criminal justice reform model in the popular press has focused on the lowest of the low hanging fruit — the nonviolent drug offender in prison for possession of controlled substances,” Prof. Joseph Margulies, government, law, said in a lecture Thursday afternoon. But, according to Margulies, this narrative often embraced by the media is wrong. Margulies is a self-described “student of the American criminal justice system,” according to his bio on the Cornell Law School website. He has defended numerous people “caught up in the excesses of the so-called war on terror,” such as Abu Zubaydah — a Saudian Arabian national held at CIA black sites and interrogated in 2002 and 2003, the public discovery of which led to the infamous Bush Administration “torture memos.”

He disputed the popularly-held notion that the United States incarcerates large numbers of low-level non-violent offenders for minor possession charges and sentences them to disproportionate sentences — calling that perception the “holy grail” of incarceration. “We don’t send those people to prison … the search for the low-level non-violent drug offender is like the hunt for a snark …They may exist but they are vanishingly rare,” he said.

Eric Cho '18 was charged with assaulting an officer, strangulation, and resisting arrest.

Cornell Alumnus Arrested for Choking New York City Plainclothes Officer

The New York Police Department arrested Cornell alumnus Eric Cho ’18, an Applied Economics and Management major, after an altercation involving two New York Police Department officers. According to an NYPD statement sent to The Sun, during the altercation, Cho ran to the driver’s side of the police car, grabbed the officer behind the wheel by his throat, choked him and punched him in the chest.

The investigation by OFSL found that in the spring of 2018, according to the report, the fraternity had engaged in “significant hazing behaviors.”

Cornell Withdraws Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity’s Recognition After Hazing Investigation

The University has withdrawn its recognition of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity following an investigation that revealed the fraternity engaged in various hazing activities during the spring 2018 semester. Activities were both physical and non-physical, including a presentation on health and nutrition that featured “demeaning images of women,” according to the report.

According to data from the Cornell University Police Daily Crime Log, there were three reported incidents, in which a pair of Oakley sunglasses — valued at $100 dollars — and $20 in cash were taken from two separate vehicles parked in the apartment complex.

Hasbrouck Apartment Complex Hit by String of Thefts

University Police are currently investigating a string of thefts that occurred between the evening of June 25 and the early morning of June 26 at the Hasbrouck Apartments, located near North Campus at 121 Pleasant Grove Rd next to the Townhouse Apartments.