COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland and Kappa Sigma fraternity say they're investigating an email sent by a student laced with racist and sexist language.
Kappa Sigma fraternity says in a statement posted on its website Friday that the student was a member of the University of Maryland chapter when he sent the email to six others in January 2014. The fraternity says it only recently learned of the email and has suspended the student. Kappa Sigma says the student has since resigned, and its Maryland chapter is working to formally expel him.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -–– The champion and runner-up from the 2014 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee are among 44 Lower Shore contestants set to compete Saturday in the 2015 edition of the competition at UMES.
Gia Bautista, an eighth-grader from Wicomico Middle School, and sixth-grader Erin Welch of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School both qualified for their third regional bee where a trip to the national spelling competition will be on the line.