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NIU on Pike hazing case: condolences to Bogenbergers

By Northern Star staff | May 8, 2015

NIU says it empathizes with the Bogenberger family in a statement issued after Pike fraternity members took plea deals for their roles in pledge David Bogenberger's death.Bogenberger, who was 19 years old, was pledging to Pi Kappa Alpha when he was found...

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David Bogenberger

Five Pike fraternity members found guilty of reckless conduct

By Northern Star staff | May 8, 2015

All five Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members who faced felony hazing charges in relation to the death of a freshman pledge pleaded down to reckless conduct, a class A misdemeanor.   The charges were reached as a result of a plea deal. The defendants...

David Bogenberger

Five Pike fraternity members to give pleas May 8

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

The DeKalb County Courthouse will hear pleas from five Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members who face felony hazing charges in relation to the death of freshman pledge David Bogenberger.Alexander Jandik, James Harvey, Omar Salameh, Patrick Merrill and Steven...

Fraternity hazing hearing postponed

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2014

The hearing for fraternity members accused of hazing a freshman pledge who was found dead in the fraternity house has been postponed until Feb. 23, according to the County Clerk’s Office.David Bogenberger was found unresponsive Nov. 2, 2012, at the...

Court dates approaching for Pi Kappa Alpha members

By Logan Love | February 6, 2013

Twelve Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity members have court appearances in the next two weeks in regard to hazing charges related to the November 2012 death of freshman David Bogenberger. All 22 members of the Pike fraternity charged in December 2012 have...

David Bogenberger

22 Pike fraternity members face arrest warrants in relation to student’s death

By Kelly Bauer | December 17, 2012

On Monday, arrest warrants were issued for 22 Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members in relation to the Nov. 2 death of David Bogenberger, a pledge and NIU freshman. Bogenberger was found unresponsive Nov. 2 at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, 1020 W. Hillcrest Drive....

Pikes face temporary university sanctions

By Northern Star Staff | November 7, 2012

The Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct at Northern Illinois University has issued temporary sanctions to the Eta Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes) fraternity, according to an NIU news release. According to the release, the sanctions...

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