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Missouri Phi Gamma Delta freshman survives close call; students protest; Greek life suspended

The University of Missouri held an important self study of Greek Life that was scathing. Now this has happened. We need to hold feet to the fire in proven bad systems and to reward the responsible Greek Life folks.

Link to Phi Gamma Delta protest video.

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Charles Blow’s memoir now performed at The Met.

Long ago I read Charles Blow’s powerful memoir, which includes his description of hazing. Now the book has been adapted into a powerful performance at the Met from what I gather. I hope I can attend and see step dancing for myself and make my own observations.  Review excerpt and link.
“The third act includes a hazing scene involving the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. The a capella step dance that the brothers perform is in some ways out of place in the opera, but extremely impressive. During the performance that I attended, the dance received the loudest applause of the night.”
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The University of Kentucky investigation. My view.

From Moderator Hank Nuwer:

I just read this. Why in heck isn’t the Lexington police listed as investigator? This is a city’s homicide, not just a campus issue. So so wrong for only UK to investigate. I am hoping the paper got it wrong and Lex. police are on the case before the trail goes cold..
“Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood, 18, of Henderson, the UK student found unresponsive at the FarmHouse Fraternity likely died of alcohol toxicity, according to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn. Toxicology tests are pending and UK police are investigating.” (WHY NOT LEXINGTON DETECTIVES????)
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Breaking News

Dammit.
“A University of Kentucky student was pronounced dead at a Lexington hospital after being found unresponsive at a Farmhouse fraternity house Monday night, a spokesperson for the university announced Tuesday.
A coroner ruled that 18-year-old Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood’s death as accidental and likely caused by alcohol toxicity, according to WDRB News.”