Hazing News

Greek community brainstorming session on Jan. 11: details here

The National Panhellenic Conference is meeting tomorrow to address campus safety and other important issues. This dialog and brainstorming are needed now in my opinion–Moderator.
NPC is issuing a Call for Critical
Change, and specifically initiating a two-part process that will:
1. Convene campus administrators, subject-matter experts and NPC leaders [tomorrow in Indianapolis] to
discuss the challenges facing our campus communities and assist in developing
a framework of sustainable opportunities to address the critical issues within
our Panhellenic communities.
2. Charge member organizations staff/volunteers and campus-based
professionals to create and execute action steps developed from the
The first step is the gathering of campus administrators, subject-matter experts in risk
prevention and curriculum design, researchers and NPC leadership to engage in candid
conversation facilitated by Holiday (Holly) Hart McKiernan, executive vice president,
chief operating officer and general counsel for Lumina Foundation.
This in-person meeting and conversation will be followed by no more than two followup
phone conferences to be completed no later than March 15, 2018.
The National Panhellenic Conference is host [Info supplied by NPC. Thank you. HN]

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. 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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