Hank Nuwer Author Page; Hazing Deaths Database


Link to 2000-2023 hazing deaths database

Welcome to the unofficial hazing deaths clearinghouse of Hank Nuwer, journalist/author/editor.  Hank Nuwer, managing editor, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 200 N. Cushman St., Fairbanks, AK 99701.

Scholars, Students, Media Reporters: For years of hazing research, visit the SUNY BSC Hazing Research Collection: https://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/nuwer

Chart by Daily Mail of London with data source–Hank Nuwer

This page is dedicated to tracking all deaths in support of working toward solutions-based journalism to pinpoint ongoing legislation and insights into hazing prevention that will have a positive impact on a longstanding social problem in education.

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.

Hazing: Destroying Young Lives

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 a 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 book 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.

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 (creative writing), 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 as visiting associate professor in English and journalism at the University of Richmond.

My hobbies include collecting journalists honored on international postage stamps.

Spouse: Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer (Gosia Nuwer).

Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer and Hank Nuwer

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