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Add this sad Univ. of Rhode Island Lambda Chi Alpha to Hazing Death List

Note:  On Nov. 30, 2017, I discovered the death of Jose Manuel Costa, 20, a University of Rhode Island sophomore, who died following an all night Lambda Chi Alpha session. A passenger, Costa was killed when the vehicle went off the road and hit a pole on Rte 1A in N. Kingston, R.I. Source The Journal News, White Plains, December 17, 1964. The chapter was punished by President Francis H. Horn with a $500 fine.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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