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  • Swastikas painted on Jewish frat house at Vanderbilt

    March 17, 2015 | 10:37 am

    Two swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

    The vandalism occurred early Saturday morning at Alpha Epsilon Pi and was discovered after a party there, the Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper reported. The swastikas...

  • Fraternity conclave focuses on hate crimes, security

    By Ryan Torok

    February 11, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    A security consultant working for the primarily Jewish college fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) — the target of numerous hate crimes across the country, most recently at UC Davis, where members awoke Jan. 31 to find two swastikas spray painted on their house — was among those who...

  • UC Davis Community, ADL respond to hate-crime graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    The UC Davis chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) is reeling from a hate crime involving two red swastikas spray painted on its fraternity house, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    AEPi members woke up on the morning of Jan. 31 and discovered the swastikas on a wall of...

  • AEPi Brothers Unite

    January 12, 2015 | 3:30 am

    I’ve heard moving off to college can be scary, even if it’s in the same state. More so if it is in a different state as it takes you further away from mom and dad, as well as all the people you had known in high school. There is no catching up with friends that you hadn’t seen all...

  • On campus sexual assault, Jewish groups have taken lead

    December 17, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.

    That’s because organizations such as Hillel and historically Jewish Greek houses, such as Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), Zeta Beta Tau...

  • Jewish fraternity house at Emory U. defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

    October 6, 2014 | 11:21 am

    A Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta was targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    The Alpha Epsilon Pi house was defaced with swastikas and other graffiti early Sunday morning in the hours after the end of Yom Kippur.

    Emory police officers have increased patrols...

  • Jewish student assaulted at Temple University

    August 21, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    Hillel, the campus student group, is expressing “outrage” over an attack on a Jewish student at Temple University on Wednesday and is calling on the university to ensure the safety of its Jewish students.

    At the same time, the school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine...

  • Life of AEPi

    By David Suissa

    March 7, 2013 | 5:24 am

    The traditional approach to Jewish outreach — especially on college campuses — is to make it as easy as possible for Jews to get involved: free classes, free admission, no obligations, no memberships.

    This makes sense for a young generation that cherishes its independence and...

  • Birthright Shabbat, Part 2

    By David Suissa

    January 16, 2013 | 11:40 am

    I don’t often write about the same subject in consecutive weeks, but because my “Birthright Shabbat” column last week elicited an unusual amount of feedback, I thought I’d share some of it with you, as well as build on the idea.

    Last week, I wrote about the special magic of the...

  • Bullying and the house of horrors

    April 18, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    The shocking news came over the Passover holiday. Five young men, all Jews, were found in a basement, bound together nearly naked, covered in welts and smeared with honey, hot sauce and flour. When they were rescued, the victims were shivering and described as having “horrified and...

  • Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat

    April 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Boston police launched a criminal investigation after finding five men bound together nearly naked in the basement of a Jewish fraternity house.

    Police responding to a noise complaint early Monday morning discovered the Boston University students in the basement of the Alpha Epsilon...

  • Student sues UC Davis over Jewish fraternity hazing

    November 14, 2011 | 11:01 am

    A former University of California at Davis student has filed a lawsuit against the university. His claims include negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and creating a hostile educational environment — all stemming from the university’s refusal to address his...