Delta Zeta Sorority Evicted from University

“DePauw University severed ties yesterday with a national sorority that evicted two-thirds of the university’s chapter members last year in what the sorority called an effort to improve its image for recruitment, but which the evicted women described as a purge of the unattractive or the uncool.”

This news comes down from Delta Zeta’s Sorority at DePauw University, where over 2/3 of its members were evicted from the Sorority house, and designated as alumnae rather than active members in an misguided effort to change the Sorority’s image from brainy, intellectual and diverse women to women concerned more with image, dress and appearances.

Deta Zeta has a long history with Gallaudet, so these discriminatory events at DePauw are of interest to the Gallaudet Community. The National Delta Zeta Sorority’s history with Galladuet dates back to 1954, over 30 years before the Omicron Sigma Chapter of Deta Zeta was established here.

Evicted Delta Zeta Women

Women at DePauw University in Indiana who were either asked to leave the Delta Zeta house or resigned in protest hold a sorority photo.

Delta Zeta began its partnership with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in 1957 with a donation of $10,000 to the library for books and furnishings. Delta Zeta then endowed the Delta Zeta Scholarship Fund and the Fine Arts Endowment Fund at Gallaudet. Donations to the Delta Zeta Foundation that are designated for Gallaudet University are used to fund Gallaudet Scholarships or other funding needs for the University, including endowment support for the library and performing arts. Gallaudet University manages the funds donated, selects the scholarship recipients from the University and administers the disbursement of scholarship funds. In 1995, the Delta Zeta Dance Studio was dedicated, funded by a directed bequest of former Delta Zeta Foundation Trustee Ruth Gump Thomas EB ’56, whose gift of over $100,000 provided for a complete renovation and addition of another performing area for the Gallaudet Dance Company.

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The Stolen Dream

Sometimes I wonder about the deaf people of Iraq. What is their life like? How do they cope? What kind of a support system do they have? What about deaf Iraqi children? How much more terrifying have their lives become? Do they still go to school? Do they even HAVE a school? Are their parents alive?

There are estimates of 100 to 150 thousand dead civilians in Iraq thanks to the U.S. invasion and the ‘mission accomplished’ by President ‘Cowboy’ Bush.

I sit here and wonder….. are the American and British supporters of this war going to volunteer to adopt the orphans left behind? Or are they going to continue to gas up their huge SUVs and plead poverty?

I suspect that once again, it will be the people of my political leanings who will step up and take action. Yes, the progressive liberals and humanitarian pacifists around this nation that the Republicans like to call ‘unethical and unprincipled’ will end up being the ones adopting these children, just like they did the Vietnamese, Korean, European and Japanese orphans of wars past. Meanwhile, the members of the Republican party of ‘morals and values’ will continue to go to church, praise their Lord, send money to Televangelists spouting off about ‘unclean’ liberals, and say amongst themselves, ‘stuff happens.’

How many more civilians must die, how much more blood shed before the thirst of Washington and Lady Liberty and her supporters is quenched?

I dare you to read this article below, from the BBC, and others like it that have not been passed through the ‘be nice to my upset tummy’ filter such as the one FOX uses. Go ahead…. I DARE YOU. -Ken @ bibliomarket Continue reading “The Stolen Dream”

Veterans Day Tribute: Audie Murphy

On this Veterans Day, I want to take the time to honor a man who was the most decorated of all WWII soldiers, Audie Murphy. A short, slight man, Audie grew up in poverty, and at age 10, became ‘man of the house’ when his father passed away. Audie, to support the family by putting food on the table, became a crack shot with a rifle. In military service, this skill, along with his bravery and daring, would combine to produce a feared combatant, and would save the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. Watch this short film [captioned] about Audie Murphy.

Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924–May 28, 1971) was an American soldier in World War II. In 27 months of combat action, he became the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.

Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor, along with 32 additional medals awarded for bravery and service.

In the later part of his life, he went on to have a successful movie career, including the extremely popular TO HELL AND BACK.

He died in an airplane crash in May 1971.