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At another blog, a writer criticizes Rider Greek adviser Ada Badgley

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Excerpt: some spelling errors/typos corrected HERE for clarity: See the original for the typos. When you do, you’ll ask yourself how this student managed to write an essay lucid enough to gain acceptance to Rider. No, I’m not joking. Check the original out. Moderator

I went to Rider and I [am] a Greek student. This is not the 1st time kids drank and Rider did not know. The Greek system was in trouble for hazing in the past, Ada Badgley’s (archon 1999) own house Phi Sigma Sigma [Theta Eta chapter] had their issues. She would be the dumbest person in the world to honestly say she does not know what goes on in the houses.
She has no direct control and it’s not like she poured drinks down the kid’s mouth. Yet if it was a structured function [news stories say it was unregistered: moderator] and Rider turned their eyes b/c this is what always happens. Big little night, sweatheart night, Bid night and so on then they are liable.
This viewpoint expresses that of a Rider Greek student and the opinions here are not necessarily those of the moderator.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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