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Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma receive sanctions

The Kappa Sigma fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority received social probation, a fine and a requirement to have an alcohol awareness risk-management session after holding an unregistered mixer recently, said David Pine, manager of Student Judicial Services.

Pine said SJS look at each case individually, and the office tries to hand out consistent sanctions. He said the organizations have the right to appeal the sanctions within five business days. The organizations’ executive boards are also required to meet with Candace Miller, manager of the Substance Abuse Prevention Center, Pine said.

Kappa Sigma Vice President Clint Hall said his fraternity will have to host the risk-management session with 100-percent attendance – a challenge that we look forward to. While he said the sanctions were not as big as some people expected, he said the fraternity learned its lesson.

We’re making changes within (Kappa Sigma) to make sure this won’t happen again, Hall said.

Delta Gamma President Melissa Morales said the sorority previously imposed sanctions on themselves, including hosting a risk-management session.

We were pretty grateful that those were the sanctions that were given, she said.

-Steven Postal

GW receives gift of Spanish literature

GW received more than 100 books by the renowned Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes from the Spanish embassy Thursday.

In a ceremony organized by Professor Ines Azar, the chairwoman of GW’s romance language and literature department, the University received the books, including an extremely rare reproduction of the first edition of his most famous work, El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. The book, titled in English The Ingenious and Noble Don Quixote of La Mancha, is about a nobleman whose voracious appetite for reading leads him into various adventures.

The program, held in Stuart Hall, began with Azar’s welcoming remarks. Spanish Ambassador Antonio de Oyarzabal was originally supposed to present the gift but was unable to attend the event. Juan Romero de Terreros, the embassy’s minister of cultural affairs, presented the books.

Mary Malcolm Gaylord, a professor of romance languages and literatures at Harvard University, gave a speech entitled Of Don Quixote’s Books and Worlds Made New by Reading.

Azar said she was happy with the event.

It was the best turnout I’ve seen at GW in a long time, she said. There were students and teachers alike from many high schools and universities in the D.C. area.

-Ross Rapoport

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