[137] Help keep us reporting with a tax-deductible donation to the Cornell Daily Sun Alumni Association, a non-profit dedicated to aiding The Sun. A U.S. appeals court says three members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity have a plausible case that they were implicated in a now-retracted story about an alleged gang rape at U.Va. "It's indefensible," Bianchi said in response to CUPD's decision. The lawsuit names 11 defendants including Cornell University, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc., the chapter adviser and eight other fraternity officers and … Bianchi did not know the identities of the women involved and said that the University did not provide him with any names. We believe there are one or more persons out there who know what happened to him, but we don't know. ". The family has taken out three days of full-page advertisements in The Sun publicizing an award for $10,000 and has hired an Ithaca-based private investigator in their search for information for the Cornell first-year who was found dead in an Ithaca gorge. Tsialas was last seen alive two days prior, at an unsanctioned Phi Kappa Psi fraternity rush event on Cornell’s campus. Bulletin: Lawsuit involving CORNELL UNIVERSITY, PHI KAPPA PSI FRATERNITY, INC., NEW YORK ALPHA OF Pm KAPPA PSI ASSOCIATION, INC., ANDREW SCHERR, SHANE ROHE, WILLIAM GRANATH, RYAN BERMAN, NOLAN BERKENFELD, PIETRO PALAZZOLO RUSSO, FELIPE HANUCH and JOHN JACOBS . CUPD provided the briefing with the sincere hope that it would provide some measure of closure to the family for their tragic loss.". ITHACA, N.Y.—Cornell University and the family of Antonio Tsialas have reached a settlement, ending  a nearly year-long lawsuit filed in January over Tsialas' death following a frat party in Oct. 2019. His death prompted an ongoing University-led investigation, while private investigators hired by the family also investigated. Phi Kappa Psi’s executive director, Ronald Ransom II, said via email that the organization was aware of the lawsuit but had not been served and does not discuss pending litigation. Phi Kappa Psi, for instance, sponsored Group House No. January 7, 2021. in Uncategorized. The Ithaca Voice is an online-only nonprofit news site serving Ithaca and Tompkins County. The parents of Antonio Tsialas, the Cornell freshman who was found dead after a frat party in October, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. A Cornell University freshman found dead in an upstate New York ravine in October attended a fraternity party with seven drinking rooms the night before he … Bulletin: Lawsuit involving CORNELL UNIVERSITY, PHI KAPPA PSI FRATERNITY, INC., NEW YORK ALPHA OF Pm KAPPA PSI ASSOCIATION, INC., ANDREW SCHERR, SHANE ROHE, WILLIAM GRANATH, RYAN BERMAN, NOLAN BERKENFELD, PIETRO PALAZZOLO RUSSO, FELIPE HANUCH and JOHN JACOBS. No charges in death of Cornell freshman hazed at frat party. The instrument defining Phi Kappa Psi’s possession of the chapter house is the Cornell University Residence Program of 1966 (CURP ’66), which seeks to improve the general social and community welfare of the Cornell community through service to others. The party "Christmas in October," featured seven rooms of drinking games, according to a lawsuit. by admin. A Cornell University freshman found dead at the bottom of a nearby gorge was the victim of an elaborate hazing that forced fraternity pledges to … The instrument defining Phi Kappa Psi’s possession of the chapter house is the Cornell University Residence Program of 1966 (CURP ’66), which seeks to improve the general social and community welfare of the Cornell community through service to others. By the end of the seven rounds, the lawsuit says, many of the boys were 'black out drunk' and 'vomiting', the lawsuit says. The body of freshman Antonio Tsialas '23 was found in Fall Creek Gorge on Oct. 26. E. MLK Jr Street/The Commons Suite #2 Ithaca, NY 14850. We are an independent, student newspaper. The lawsuit names 11 defendants including Cornell University, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc., the chapter adviser and eight other fraternity officers and members. 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