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It takes a hazing scandal or death to make a difference: SUNY Binghamton expose puts a target on all SUNY schools

Make no mistake. The hazing deaths and near death at Plattsburgh and Geneseo were not the only SUNY campuses with issues. See below for Binghamton’s Greek investigation.

 

Excerpt: Hank Nuwer, a professor at Franklin College in Indiana who has written four books on hazing, said the difficulties of enforcing anti-hazing laws are not unique to Binghamton.

“There’s a lot of frustration,” Nuwer said. “We’ve got 44 laws out of 50 (states), but you’re looking at a handful that actually have any clout at all. The others at the bottom are symbolic.” http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20120922/NEWS01/309220030/E-mails-show-Binghamton-U-city-police-struggled-stop-hazing?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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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