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Cornell University fraternity chapter to close amid racist attack probe

A US national college fraternity is to close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a black student which police believe was racially motivated.

Psi Upsilon's alumni board of governors told the Ivy League university that the chapter would be closed immediately.

Cornell banned the chapter last year for violating the university's conduct code.

The New York Times reported that students who may have been involved in the fraternity were accused of attacking the black student on Friday. Ithaca police said the student was beaten and racially abused.

Police have charged 19-year-old Cornell student John Greenwood with assault.

His lawyer, Raymond Schlather, told the Times his client was not involved.

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