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Former Grand Eta George MacDonald Enters Chapter Eternal

By Alumni News, Media Statements, National News

It saddens us to announce the passing of former Grand Eta and truly great Chi Phi, George MacDonald, Kappa Delta 1971, Iota Zeta 1989, Eta Theta 2011.

Brother MacDonald entered Chapter Eternal peacefully in hospice care this morning after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Known for his passion for Chi Phi and unparalleled drive to see our Brothers succeed, he will perhaps be remembered best as “The Grand Reveler.”

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Iota Delta Brother, Paleobiologist, Receives 2019 Cronkite Award

By Alumni News, National News

More than forty Iota Delta Brothers and their guests attended the Congressional Banquet on June 22 to honor Chi Phi’s nineteenth recipient: Ronald L. Richards, Iota Delta 1971.

Brother Richards is the first paleobiologist to be honored with the Cronkite Award. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 1971. His current role as Senior Research Curator of Paleobiology is the result of fifty-five years of experience with excavations, including excavations of no fewer than fourteen mastodon fossils throughout Indiana.

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