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Dr. Susan Lipkins comments on the death of #29, Zach Dunlevy

Nuwer’s article on Dunlevy’s death is right on the money. However, what we, hazing activists, do not want to admit is: No one really wants to really stop hazing. South Carolina, has a long history of covering up hazing incidents, such as those that continue to occur at places like the Citadel. Why? Seems like maintaining the status quo is something that is deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of the police and citizens of this state. It feels like the pre-civil war south; one in which the concept of “justice for all” is apparently buried. Though Dunlevy’s family may never know the truth, those who watched him die will carry the burden of the secret throughout their life. Psychologically, at least, they will be scarred.
Dr. Susan Lipkins, psychologist
author: Preventing Hazing

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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