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Early reports say another student has died in the Philippines

Excerpt and link: The report cited sketchy initial reports identifying the victim as John Alvigas, who died before he could be brought to a hospital in Puerto Princesa City.

It did not mention the school John attended, but said the victim was a neophyte undergoing initiation rites of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.

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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