Hazing News

Kappa Alpha Psi case may involve employee


Huston-Tillotson excerpt

“The attorney representing the student who was allegedly beaten by Kappa Alpha Psi members say that a Huston-Tillotson employee may have been involved in the hazing.

Barbara Cabbil spoke exclusively to KVUE a few weeks ago about the injuries she says her son Cletus suffered while he was pledging the fraternity in February.

“What I saw was his buttocks area, totally enlarged, one side much larger than the other side.  On top of the enlargement was a huge like pouch, an additional pouch that was filled with some type of fluid.  We later learned that was just broken capillaries,” she said at the time.

Cletus says he was caned by fraternity members, a beating which caused injuries severe enough to keep him from sitting down for two weeks.” End of excerpt

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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