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David Letterman’s Education Background

Talk show host David LettermanDavid Michael Letterman was born April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the son of Harry Joseph Letterman, a florist, and Dorothy Letterman, a Presbyterian church secretary. Letterman has one older sister, Janice, and one younger sister, Gretchen.

Letterman attended the local high school, Broad Ripple High School. He wanted to go on to Indiana University, however, his grades were not high enough. He then decided to attend Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. At Ball State, Letterman became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated in 1969 from the Department of Radio and Television. Letterman registered for the draft and passed the physical after college graduation. He was not drafted for service in Vietnam due to receiving a draft lottery number of 352 out of 365.

Letterman’s career in broadcasting began in college as began in campus radio broadcasting. After college, Letterman began as a anchor and weather man for a local television station, were he gained notability for his off-beat on-air personality. He was encouraged to move to Los Angeles to attempt to further his career.

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Top Fraternities of 2010

The fraternity culture in a year end review has been the source of numerous news stories. From the TBS premiering of the new fraternity inspired show Glory Daze to the anti-hazing Twitter campaign initiated by Sigma Nu. It seems that because of these headlines and many more, fraternities were heavily trafficked for online news and information. Here is a list of the most popular fraternities of 2010 based on website traffic:

1. Kappa Sigma: Kappa Sigma, also commonly referred to as Kappa Sig, was founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia. The founding fathers of Kappa Sig started the fraternity based on the traditions of the ancient order of Bologna, Italy and its colors are scarlet, white and emerald green.

2. Sigma Chi: Founded in 1855 on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, the two official philanthropies for the Sigma Chi fraternity are the Children’s Miracle Network and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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Top 10 College Fraternities

While on the surface fraternities are synonymous with mid-day drinking games and weekend keggers, at their heart, fraternities remain true to the visions set forth by their founders. Fraternities offer college men a place to develop outside of the classroom, offering friendship, leadership development, academic accountability and a firm alumni base post-graduation.

There are 10 fraternities that stand-out as some of the largest and oldest collegiate Greek organizations. We’ll introduce you to those and share their histories, philanthropies and even famous alumni.


Kappa Sigma

Kappa Sigma is one of the oldest fraternities in the country, and also currently a leader in new pledges annually. Kappa Sigma was founded at the University of Virginia in 1869 by five men to promote fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. Kappa Sig currently leads in donation and service hours over all other Greek organizations, with each chapter choosing its own philanthropy. Famous Kappa Sig alumni include singer Jimmy Buffet and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.


Lambda Chi Alpha

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was founded at Boston University in 1909, with this year marking its centennial celebration. It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and it also takes a fervent stand against hazing, being one of the founders of the Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline. The official philanthropy of Lambda Chi Alpha is the North American Food Drive. Famous Lambda Chis include singer Kenny Chesney and radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. Read the rest of this entry »





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