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July 10, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UCLA fraternity, two of whose members drowned during a May outing at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, has been suspended indefinitely by its national board. The national board of directors for the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity said it was closing the UCLA chapter after an investigation into the Lake Mead incident. That probe, the board said, revealed a "disregard for Lambda Chi Alpha's alcohol and risk management policies."
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April 17, 2009 | Joanna Lin and Jia-Rui Chong
A University of Southern California fraternity has been temporarily suspended as Los Angeles police investigate allegations that a female student and possibly others were sexually assaulted at the Lambda Chi Alpha house during a rowdy party this week. USC officials said three women had come forward reporting assaults at Lambda Chi Alpha early Wednesday and a campus crime alert was issued.
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February 16, 1988
Rutgers University in New Jersey banned fraternity and sorority parties pending an investigation into the death of a freshman after a drinking party, officials said. Middlesex County Prosecutor Alan A. Rockoff said he will meet with investigators today to determine if charges will be filed in the death of James C. Callahan, 18, of North Bergen. Callahan died Friday after a pledging ceremony at Lambda Chi Alpha and a celebration in which a "tremendous amount" of liquor was consumed, Rockoff
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UCLA fraternity, two of whose members drowned during a May outing at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, has been suspended indefinitely by its national board. The national board of directors for the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity said it was closing the UCLA chapter after an investigation into the Lake Mead incident. That probe, the board said, revealed a "disregard for Lambda Chi Alpha's alcohol and risk management policies."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1986
San Diego State University fraternities and sororities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who raped a freshman student Sept. 6. Ten sororities, at least two fraternities, the Interfraternity Council and the student government are part of a growing list of organizations that have so far pledged $1,225 in reward money, Doug Case, adviser to fraternities, said Monday. The reward offer was proposed by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2009 | Joanna Lin and Jia-Rui Chong
A University of Southern California fraternity has been temporarily suspended as Los Angeles police investigate allegations that a female student and possibly others were sexually assaulted at the Lambda Chi Alpha house during a rowdy party this week. USC officials said three women had come forward reporting assaults at Lambda Chi Alpha early Wednesday and a campus crime alert was issued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2008 | Tony Perry
Three of the six fraternities that were suspended by San Diego State University officials after a huge campus drug bust involving undercover agents have had their suspensions lifted, officials said. Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Alpha Mu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon each had at least one member who was arrested on felony drug charges, but there was insufficient evidence to implicate the fraternities themselves, officials said. Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Theta Chi remain on suspension pending further investigation.
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October 24, 1986 | United Press International
Today is "Kidnap the President Day" at the University of South Florida, an event that drew the interest of the Secret Service because it occurs the same day President Reagan is scheduled to make a campaign appearance. "Kidnap the President Day" is an annual charity fund-raising event in which members of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity dress up like gangsters, carry fake guns and "kidnap" sorority presidents to hold for "ransom."
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January 31, 1986 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
A fraternity has been suspended from campus activities at California State University, Northridge, after Los Angeles police arrested four members on suspicion of burglarizing two sorority houses, school officials said. Authorities said the fraternity members took trophies and plaques from as many as four sororities in hopes of using the loot to persuade the sororities to have parties with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993
Well, yet another incredibly insulting and insensitive fraternity faux pas has turned up on the campus of a California university. The campus? Cal State Northridge. The fraternity? This time it is Lamdba Chi Alpha. The offense? Another reprehensible flyer announcing an event. The offended group? Just about all women. The flyer announced a war games party by depicting a woman in skintight pants and boots with the words: "Wouldn't it be great to rape, pillage and burn with your brothers . . .
NEWS
February 16, 1988
Rutgers University in New Jersey banned fraternity and sorority parties pending an investigation into the death of a freshman after a drinking party, officials said. Middlesex County Prosecutor Alan A. Rockoff said he will meet with investigators today to determine if charges will be filed in the death of James C. Callahan, 18, of North Bergen. Callahan died Friday after a pledging ceremony at Lambda Chi Alpha and a celebration in which a "tremendous amount" of liquor was consumed, Rockoff
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1986
San Diego State University fraternities and sororities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who raped a freshman student Sept. 6. Ten sororities, at least two fraternities, the Interfraternity Council and the student government are part of a growing list of organizations that have so far pledged $1,225 in reward money, Doug Case, adviser to fraternities, said Monday. The reward offer was proposed by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1993
A Cal State Northridge fraternity has announced that it will host sexual harassment seminars in conjunction with the National Organization for Women to make amends for an unauthorized party flyer that featured a sexy drawing of a woman and invited guests to "rape, pillage and burn." Campus officials and student leaders applauded the move by the leadership of Lambda Chi Alpha, but some members and alumni complained that the fraternity was kowtowing to pressure from campus feminist groups.
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September 7, 1990
Walter J. Fancher Jr., who worked as a Lockheed Corp. design engineer for 30 years, has died at his Glendale home. He was 77. Fancher died Monday of cancer, said his son, Walter Fancher III of Glendale. A native of Tonopah, Nev., Fancher graduated from the University of Nevada with a bachelor of science degree in mathematical engineering. He moved to California in 1938 and settled in Glendale, where he lived until his death.
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