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Dartmouth-nixed 'Phiesta' fundraiser goes online

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - A Dartmouth College fraternity and sorority say they agreed to change a charity fundraiser dubbed "Phiesta" to address concerns about racial insensitivity, but were told by administrators to cancel it.

Phi Delta Alpha and Alpha Phi canceled Saturday's event after multiple students complained. Phi Delta Alpha president Taylor Cathcart and Alpha Pi president Courtney Wong say the event, which combines the Greek letter Phi with the word "fiesta," wasn't a Mexican-themed party and would have featured non-alcoholic tropical drinks and "globally inspired" burritos.

The students say they agreed to make changes after hearing about the complaints Thursday, but later were told by email to cancel it. They moved the fundraiser online and had raised $5,000 by Monday afternoon.

Administrators did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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