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An open letter to H. Carl McCall, chair of the SUNY board of trustees

As a SUNY alumnus, I decry the letter to the New York Times written by head SUNY trustee H. Carl McCall to the New York Times. Dear H. Carl McCall, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kvetching.  In other words, say what positive steps have been taken but explain why hazing went on so long at SUNY Binghamton. How do you explain the near death in women’s volleyball at SUNY Geneseo? The deaths over time at Plattsburgh and Geneseo?

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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