What the Gammas did was cold hearted murder By the way even though I have

What the gammas did was cold hearted murder by the

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What the Gammas did was cold-hearted murder. By the way, even though I have spoken with Jordan Mitchell, I am not receiving any money for the interviews I have given him/her.
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Dr. Alex Richards Witness for the Prosecution My name is Alex Richards. I am a psychiatrist who specializes in student counseling, here on Columbus University’s campus. I received a Master’s in psychology and a Ph.D. in young adult psychology from Norfus University. I also have a medical degree from Gladden University. I specialize in what is known as “gang mentality.” I have written two books: Sisters and Brothers in Sin: The Secret Pain of Fraternities, Sororities and Gangs , and How To Enjoy Your College Years . I am quite familiar with the initiation processes of many gangs and Greek organizations. I began studying these organizations five years ago when I lost my son to a gang. He was a member of the Warmongers gang and members of a rival gang shot him. He was only seventeen years old. Since then, I have been delivering speeches to community organizations about gangs and violence prevention. I also speak at college campuses across the country. I encourage schools to either adopt strict disciplinary measures with their fraternities and sororities or to disallow them altogether. Every year, students who pledge various Greek organizations come to me for counseling. In particular, many students have come to see me about the behavior of the Gammas. I myself pledged Gamma twenty years ago but I never crossed. I know how vicious they can be. When I pledged, the Gammas pressured their pledges to engage in many life-threatening activities. Based on my sessions with students, it seems as though each year, the members of the various Greek organizations get increasingly cruel. I have talked with Dean Thomas about their behavior many times but s/he always minimizes the problem. I am sorry that it took the murder of a student to bring attention to this matter. Milan was one of my patients. She came to see me the week after freshman campus orientation, before she rushed Gamma. She really wanted to be accepted. Milan’s shy sweetness and her insecurity touched me. Milan had experienced a difficult childhood. She
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told me that other kids teased her for most of her life, and her parents put tremendous pressure on her to be the best at everything. I found out that she had lost the weight that she had acquired as a child through unhealthy methods like self-starvation, regurgitation, and diet pills. It was clear from her behavior, along with her perfectionist personality, that she suffered from an eating disorder like anorexia and/or bulimia. She lived her life to please and impress others. She worked hard to be the prettiest, smartest, and most successful. I am aware of the fact that Milan occasionally drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. Although she was not at the point of addiction, it is likely that she was approaching that stage.
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  • Spring '14
  • DianeMacDonald
  • Business Law, Milan, Fraternities and sororities, Fraternal and service organizations

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