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Geraldo donates $500k for UA frat plaza

Sometime newsman and noted vault explorer Geraldo Rivera, a 1965 graduate of the University of Arizona, is kicking in a half-million dollars toward the construction of a Greek Heritage Park on campus, in honor of the school's fraternities and sororities.

Rivera, a Tau Delta Phi member during his time in college, said he finds "tremendous pride in honoring, in remembering and now in helping to perpetuate that century-long tradition of Greek life at the University of Arizona."

The park, including a column and arch bearing the words "All Are Welcome," will be located near 1st Street and Cherry Avenue, according to a UA press release touting the donation.

Groundbreaking for the park will take place during homecoming weekend, on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m.

"Greek community members have contributed a tremendous amount to the traditions and history of our campus and I look forward to their leadership and engagement at the UA for years to come," said UA President Ann Weaver Hart said in the release.

Ten UA Greek organizations have been recently either kicked off campus or had their activities suspended due to hazing, safety and alcohol violations. Another 13 UA Greek groups are under university sanctions.

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A 1970s publicity photo of Geraldo Rivera for his news magazine 'Good Night America.'