Dating and grieving
Neither were alumni oldest son, Michael, is a junior at the school. He called his mother, Evelyn, 48, also an accountant, days before the pledge party to tell her how excited he was. “You know people die from hazing.” Within hours of that conversation, Evelyn Piazza got a call from their son Michael, who had been searching for his brother the morning after the party and found him at the local hospital.Tim Piazza, who had his choice of Villanova, Lehigh, or Penn State, followed. The Piazzas said their son’s roommates said he was sober before he left for the party. No university officials came to the wake or funeral, Jim Piazza said.At the Hershey Medical Center, where their son was flown for treatment, the Piazzas leaned close and told him they loved him, as a tear rolled down his cheek.
He had signed up to donate bone marrow after watching an uncle battle leukemia. And we know no one called for help.” The next morning, unaware that his son was lying on a couch dying, Jim Piazza met with a Rutgers student who wanted career guidance."With the aggressive measures we have [now] taken, Penn State has declared enough is enough," Sims said."The university's senior leadership has drawn these lines, and we are determined to hold accountable any group that defies them." Penn State last month announced changes to its Greek system, including fewer parties, a delay in recruitment to second-semester freshman year, and greater monitoring.Tim Bream, a former head trainer for the Chicago Bears, was listed as an adviser to Beta Theta Pi in university records, but the university said it was not aware that he lived at the house and knew of no other similar arrangements on campus.Though there was no indication he was at the party, Bream was somewhere in the large rambling fraternity house, home to nearly 40 frat members, that night, Jim Piazza said, citing police.