Two state lawmakers are looking to strengthen New York’s anti-hazing laws after a Baruch College fraternity member died in December.
A spokeswoman for the Luzerne County coroner’s office said Friday that the Dec. 8 death of 19-year-old Chun “Michael” Deng had been ruled a homicide.
The Pi Delta Psi fraternity has disowned its Baruch College chapter, following the death of a student who died after taking part of a hazing ritual.
The Luzerne County Coroner said a preliminary autopsy report showed Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng died of “closed head injuries due to blunt force trauma.”
Chun “Michael” Deng, a 19-year-old freshman and pledge at Pi Delta Psi, died Monday while at a weekend retreat with the fraternity in Pennsylvania.
Freshman Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng was pledging Pi Delta Psi and joined about 30 members for a trip to the Poconos when he suffered a traumatic brain injury and died on Monday.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.
Some of the Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City took part in a forum on transportation issues at Baruch College on Wednesday.
Social networks lit up Wednesday as users argued over who emerged as the key character from Wednesday’s first president debate.
More than 20 Assembly seats and four Senate seats are up for grabs. There is also an unusual number of contests without incumbents because more than 20 of 150 Assembly members and four of 62 senators have retired or resigned this term.
An administrator at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is in hot water for allegedly forging professor’s names in order to raise the grade point averages of students studying for masters degrees, according to the New York Post.
“Certainly flattering to be spoken about, but I have no plans to run for elected office,” Kelly told reporters on Wednesday.
There was a stunning development Monday in the New York City mayor’s race. Republican leaders have been trying to convince top cop Ray Kelly to seek the city’s top job — and sources told CBS 2 he’s thinking about it.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was crowing Tuesday about New York City’s restaurant letter grade system.