Greek Briefs

Kappa Sigma places in plane pull
The Kappa Sigma fraternity placed 19th out of 57 in an airplane pull Saturday to raise money for the Special Olympics. The event took place at the Dulles airport, and groups of people pulled planes as far as they could to raise funds.

Kappa Sigma contributed $1,000 of the $100,000 total raised, and pulled the plane 12 feet.

“We just get rowdy and have a good time,” said senior David Nadasi, a member of Kappa Sigma who helped organize the event. “I mean how often can you tell people that you pulled a Boeing 727?”

Kappa Sigma was the only GW organization that took part in the event.

The 24 members of the team weighed in at 3, 670 pounds and crossed the finish line in 9.7 seconds The first place team, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, crossed the finish line with a time of 7.3 seconds and weighed in at 5,130 pounds.

For the second year in a row, the Interfraternity Council donated $500 of the $1,000 and the rest came from contributions.

-Bryn Flager

Beta Theta Pi throws faculty BBQ
The Beta Theta Pi fraternity served hot dogs and hamburgers at Kogan Plaza Wednesday at the organization’s faculty appreciation barbecue.

Fraternity members began planning the event after hearing another Beta Theta Pi chapter’s success in throwing a faculty appreciation barbecue.

“We hoped to raise awareness of our fraternity and give back to the faculty and school,” said Steve Simburg, a Beta Theta Pi member.
Faculty members in attendance commended the fraternity.

“I am brand new to GW and this is the first faculty appreciation barbecue I have ever seen on a college campus,” psychology professor Kim Freeman said. “It is a nice gesture.”

-Erin Patton

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