Hank Nuwer has kept a record of every hazing death since 1838.
Hank Nuwer is a professor of journalism at Franklin College. He has spent over 30 years researching the topic of hazing on college campuses and has compiled a database of hazing-related deaths dating back to 1838. He is passionate about the prevention of hazing and has written extensively on the topic, both online and in print, in an attempt to shed light on a serious issue on college campuses.
Three former fraternity brothers and the group itself are challenging evidence in the upcoming criminal trial over a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the eastern Pennsylvania mountains.
The Pocono Record reports a Monroe County judge held a hearing Monday on the challenges filed by the former Baruch College fraternity brothers Sheldon Won, Raymond Lam and Kenny Kwan— and the Pi Delta Psi fraternity, itself.
They want the judge to throw out some statements made to police and other evidence. The judge didn't immediately rule.
A new (graphic) movie is out about hazing at a fictional university. Trailer is below.
WARNING: this trailer is graphic.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Radford University says a fraternity has been suspended for two months while officials investigate hazing allegations.
Media outlets report that Pi Kappa Phi's national office is investigating the allegations at its Radford chapter. University spokesman Joe Carpenter says the university is conducting its own investigation.
Details of the alleged hazing were not disclosed. More...
Marcantonio, swim team members to reach agreement
All parties in a lawsuit concerning allegations of hazing against former members of the University swim team have reached a settlement date.
Allegations in former University student Anthony Marcantonio’s suit include assault, battery, false imprisonment, tortious interference with contractual relations, hazing and intentional infliction of emotional distress. More...
Florida State officials have suspended the school's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity following a police investigation into hazing allegations.
The university reported in a news release Wednesday that the complaint was filed in January through the school's hazing website. More...
We the Greek community, are not bad people, we are simply misjudged.
CSUN’s efforts to prevent hazing have been nothing short of exceptional in order to ensure the quality of the Greek community on campus. The school has done everything from curating workshops, which are mandatory for students to attend to even halting recruitment during the Spring semester of 2015.
It is clear and evident that hazing is not tolerated under any circumstances yet individuals not associated still assume the worst of the Greek community. Your assumptions are outdated and it’s offering little support to the growth of our organizations. More...
A Pennsylvania grand jury says no criminal charges should be brought in a university student's suicide that his family blames on a fraternity hazing.
The grand jury reported Tuesday that 18-year-old Marquise Braham, a student at Penn State-Altoona, had left a note indicating he contemplated killing himself since he was a child. The panel said it found no evidence linking the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity hazing to Braham's death while home in New York during the school's 2014 spring break.
Bros will be bros. And 2015 was no exception to this rule.
In the past year, fraternities on college campuses across the country have met all our worst expectations.
They’ve been racist, murderous, have perpetuated rape culture (and, to be fair, been falsely accused of it once, too,) and have continued to terrorize impressionable teenaged pledges through sadistic hazing rituals.
Here’s a roundup of 2015’s most egregious fraternity fails: More...