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Hazing reforms in Florida part of national concern with student life

FSU’s pledge’s death, criminal charges offer chance to change campus Greek culture

Tallahassee.com
Hank Nuwer, a Franklin College journalism professor and leading expert on hazing deaths, said the Coffey case could have an impact on the role the legal system can play in deterring hazing among Greek organizations. “This is one of about four cases now that are history-making,” Nuwer said.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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