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Greek suspension lifted a month after pledge's death

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Courtesy: Gruver Family Courtesy: Gruver Family

LSU's initial crackdown on Greek activities in the wake of the death of a fraternity pledge was further peeled back this weekend when parties with alcohol were allowed to resume, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

Beginning on Oct. 12, exactly four weeks after freshman Maxwell Gruver was pronounced dead after a night of heavy drinking in the Phi Delta Theta house, LSU reinstated events with alcohol, the Advocate reports. 

This past weekend, fraternities and sororities were allowed to participate in on- and off-campus parties with alcohol, including house parties, exchanges and formals. Students in the fraternities and sororities were required to attend risk management training in order to participate, the paper reports. 

Gruver, an 18-year-old from Roswell, Georgia, died from alcohol poisoning and asphyxiation, which means he choked on his vomit. His blood alcohol level was 0.495, more than six time the legal limit to drive, according to an autopsy.

To read the Advocate's full story, click here

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