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WVU Suspends Fraternity and Sorority Activities, Student Dies

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An 18-year-old student at the center of an investigation into the conduct at fraternities and sororities at WVU has died.

Late Wednesday night, police were called to the Kappa Sigma fraternity. They found someone performing CPR on Michael Nolan Burch. 
Preston said Burch had no pulse and wasn't breathing. He was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital, where he died today.  

 
Burch, of Williamsville, N.Y., was a freshman majoring in pre-sport management. 
 
This incident follows another involving a different fraternity earlier this week. About 19 members of the Sigma Chi fraternity were arrested reports of a large crowd running through the neighborhood screaming and yelling.
 
West Virginia University has suspended social and pledging activities at its campus-affiliated fraternities and sororities following two recent incidents.
 
WVU Dean of Students Corey Farris says halting fraternity and sorority activities was done with students' well-being and safety in mind.


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