Baruch College bans fraternity after student's death

Baruch College bans fraternity after student's death

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A college in New York City has banned a fraternity after a student's death in an alleged initiation ritual in Pennsylvania.

Baruch College said it has instituted a lifetime ban of Pi Delta Psi. College President Mitchel Wallerstein announced it Wednesday.

Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the Dec. 8 death of Chun "Michael" Deng, 19. Deng, a freshman, died after a weekend with about 30 Pi Delta Psi members at a rented house in the Poconos.

Authorities said the pledge sustained a fatal brain injury after running a gauntlet blindfolded, with a heavy weight on his back.

Wallerstein told Baruch students and staffers the school is conducting a review. He said some students haven't cooperated.

The national Pi Delta Psi fraternity has revoked its affiliation with the Baruch chapter.

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