U. of Miss. frat’s year suspension upheld

Published 4:23 pm Friday, September 21, 2007

A University of Mississippi official says a year suspension given to a fraternity after a black student said he was called a racial slur at a party has been upheld.

Delta Kappa Epsilon International appealed the suspension Tuesday, saying the evidence did not support the penalty. Ole Miss official Jeff Alford says the appeal was denied Thursday.

Freshman Jeremiah Taylor also said he was pushed down the stairs while attending a Delta Kappa Epsilon party Aug. 22 on the Oxford campus.

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The university judicial council announced the fraternity was found guilty of violations of harassment, assault, disorderly conduct, possession of alcohol and hosting an unauthorized party and fined $1,000.

Alford says the fraternity has until noon Monday to file another appeal to the chancellor.

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