Author Page, Hazing Deaths Database


Link to 2000-2022 hazing deaths database

Welcome to the unofficial hazing deaths clearinghouse of Hank Nuwer, author, independent journalist, retired emeritus professor, 2022 Indiana SPJ award-winning journalist, and 2021 Ohio SPJ award-winning columnist for the Greenville (Ohio) Daily Advocate.

Hank Nuwer, 2021 Ohio Columnist of Year

Books on hazing: “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, “Wrongs of Passage,” “The Hazing Reader,” “High School Hazing,” and “Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing.” My first article and database of hazing deaths appeared in Human Behavior magazine in 1978.

Short Theater Plays on hazing:  The Broken Pledge (fraternity hazing) and Death of a Rookie (athlete hazing).

Freelance columns.  This one is on hazing deaths occurring in 2021. Another is on the end of Greek life at Bloomsburg University. This one exposes embezzlement of its former executive director at the Clery Center.

Honors and awards: SUNY Buffalo State College honorary doctorate (2006) and outstanding alumnus (1999); Ball State University School of Journalism Hall of Fame (2010), and member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta national academic honor societies.

Recent publications: Journalism shield laws in SPJ’s The Quill, an investigation into sexual predator E. W. Johnson, Tom Wolfe’s New Journalism co-editor; and nonfiction essays in the 2020, 2021, 2022 Limberlost Review issues.

Recent reviews: Western American Literature book review (March 2022) and Phi Kappa Phi national honor society’s Forum magazine (June 2022).

I also have interviewed numerous authors for journals and  book collections. The authors include Kurt Vonnegut, David Mamet, Maurice Sendak, James Dickey,  Jim Harrison, etc. I write creative nonfiction and occasional short fiction for literary magazines such as  Limberlost Review, South Carolina Review and South Dakota Review.

Hank Nuwer & John Jakes

My last novel is Sons of the Dawn: A Basque Odyssey 

Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer (Gosia Nuwer) with Hank Nuwer, NGLA conference

I am a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors), SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), and Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society. My earned master’s degree is from New Mexico Highlands University. I was awarded a formal doctoral equivalency from Ball State University in 1988 to enable me to teach graduate school classes. I have additional coursework from Hamline University, the University of Bridgeport Shakespeare Institute and Nevada-Reno. I revived an out-of-print art and literary magazine called Brushfire at UNR, serving as its co-editor. I also served as editor-in-chief of Arts Indiana magazine and a visiting associate professor in English and journalism at the University of Richmond.

My hobbies include rearing tropical fish and collecting journalists honored on international postage stamps.

Spouse: Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer (Gosia Nuwer), an accountant. Thanks for visiting.

Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer and Hank Nuwer

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Mailing address is PO Box 367, Union City, IN 47390.