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Penn State trustees to weigh changes to the Greek system

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State trustees plan to weigh the recommendations to ensure “significant change” at the university of the fraternities and sororities in the wake of the February death of a pledge.

Eighteen members of the now-closed-Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State face charges in connection with the Feb. 4 the death of the second Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey. The police said Piazza had a life-threatening amount of alcohol during a hazing ritual on Feb. 2 and fell from the stairs at least twice.

Penn State said Monday that the board of trustees will meet June 2. The university is not discussing details, but Penn State President Eric Barron is promising “decisive measures” to deal with chronic problems at fraternities and sororities.

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