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Iowa Acacia could have killed someone

Iowa Acacia story link. Shame on the chapter. Hurrah for Iowa yanking them out. Expel them all–Hank Nuwer


I have so many things to say about this but most of all, three families spoke there in Fall 2018 so if any of the Acacia members were there during our talk they KNOW all the dangers of hazing. These people did so many of the various forms of hazing and should be brought up on criminal charges!! Sadly Iowa’s hazing law is weak and if a state senator or rep wants to introduce a felony hazing law, the AHC has one ready and waiting for them to use and pass so Iowa students can be better protected. Prosecute hazing crimes!! These are terrible crimes and although no one died, people were damaged – it’s disgusting. What the hell is wrong with people?!

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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