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Cornell Fraternities Ban Social Events for One Week
Inter-Fratenity Council Raises Concern Over Swine Flu
mjb262@cornell.edu
| September 9, 2009
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The recent Swine Flu outbreak has led Cornell's fraternities to cancel its social events for the next week. On Wednesday night, Cornell’s Inter-Fraternity Council voted 29-11 in favor of putting a moratorium on all fraternity social functions. The moratorium was put in place to ensure that Swine Flu would not continue to spread. IFC president Eddie Rooker told WVBR “We realize our system is unique. Our social events and our living environments are in close proximity to each other, so we’re spreading it. We’re trying to create a safe healthy environment. If we can’t provide social events [that] ensure the health and safety of our guests, we shouldn’t. We’re going to take week off to take a step back and make sure that we can have safe social functions." Rooker also pointed out that Syracuse University has placed a similar moratorium on its fraternities. The IFC will meet next Wednesday night to readdress the moratorium. ''WVBR will keep you updated as this story develops''
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