Year in review: Quinnipiac’s biggest stories in 2015
- Tau Kappa Epsilon member: After the Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter at QU was kicked off campus in December 2014 for hazing allegations, one former member filed a lawsuit in January 2015 against the university for an injunction to be allowed back to school despite his suspension. This injunction was later denied.
2. John Lahey: The former chairman of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City filed a lawsuit against President John Lahey in October 2015 with allegations that Lahey wrongfully unseated him and manipulated the committee of the parade.
3. Rick Seeley: The former women’s ice hockey coach filed a lawsuit against the university in October 2015 for unlawful termination after it was revealed that he allegedly verbally and physically abused players on the QU team and players on his former team at Clarkson University.
Wherever WiGo, Lahey goes: President John Lahey attended an off-campus party hosted by an app called WiGo during May Weekend. His attendance, along with a speech given to students at the party, created uproar among Hamden residents and officials.
Fraternity cease and desists
- Sigma Phi Epsilon: The QU chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was issued a cease and desist order when allegations of hazing surfaced early in the fall 2015 semester. The national headquarters and the university are still investigating the allegations.
2. Beta Theta Phi: After being issued a cease and desist order from the university, the Beta Theta Phi colony at QU and the national headquarters insisted hazing did not occur. The investigation was closed within the month and the colony was allowed to continue operations.
University considers equestrian center: Once news of property purchases by the university surfaced, talk of a possible equestrian center began. University officials confirmed Quinnipiac was “very seriously” thinking of creating the center.
Women’s rugby edges Army 24-19 for Quinnipiac’s first National Championship: The Bobcats defeated Army in the National Collegiate Women’s Varsity Rugby Association championship by a final score of 24-19 in mid-November. The win secures Quinnipiac Athletics’ first first national championship in its 86-year program history.
Amodio to serve as new athletic director: Greg Amodio, who previously served as director of athletics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, was appointed to replace Jack McDonald as Quinnipiac’s new director of athletics and recreation. In a press conference on June 10, President John Lahey called Amodio an “ideal candidate.”
Michael Sam: ‘I’m not the only one in the NFL that’s gay’: Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the National Football League, visited campus and spoke to students at Burt Kahn Court on March 4. The former Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year revealed he wasn’t the only player in the NFL that is gay.
Chronicle’s biggest features
Moore’s operation: In his eight-plus year as Quinnipiac men’s basketball head coach, Tom Moore (Quinnipiac’s fourth highest-paid employee) still hasn’t gotten Quinnipiac to the NCAA Tournament. So why do those who have observed Moore’s program still have faith?
This is Me-Musically Inclined: Alexander Danieli is not your typical senior. Outside of class, he is busy making his musical dreams a reality.
Assessing the arts at QU: Students and professors agree, Quinnipiac’s arts programs are strong, but need more resources.