Hazing News

Joseph Little

OK, OK. I know I want to leave this area of research. But a stepmother wrote me a heartbreaking account of her stepson’s death as a pledge at Texas A & M’s Fiji chapter. Now another young man has died? This needs some bare knuckles in an investigation. I have ZERO confidence in Texas A & M from its handling of Bruce Goodrich and a FIJI death of Trey Walker 1997
Texas A & M
Phi Gamma Delta
Asthma attack during pledging activities

A Brazos County grand jury brought no charges against members who soaked a pledge with water on a chilly January day. Although Trey Walker was cleaning the house, members insisted no hazing had occurred. Walker’s family argued hazing was a factor in his death.

Alcohol was not cited as used at time of death, according to a family member.

The public needs to make sure that all laws are followed into the death of Joseph Little at Phi Gamma Delta, Texas A and M

From the news: 
Texas A&M University officials confirm that an investigation is underway into the death of a student in August.

Joseph Little died on Aug. 29 after suffering a seizure in his College Station apartment.

A Brazos County justice of the peace described his death as “unnatural”

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. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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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