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Lehighvalley.com reprints story on 15 Pennsylvania hazing cases

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The death of a 19-year-old Hunterdon County man at Penn State University is one of 15 in Pennsylvania linked to hazing since the 19th century, pennlive.com reports.

Pennlive, a sister site of lehighvalleylive.com, published Wednesday a look at the deaths compiled by investigative journalist and author Hank Nuwer.

The retrospective comes as the criminal case is set to resume this week in the death of Timothy Piazza in February at a Penn State fraternity. Piazza, who was from Readington Township, died after drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol and falling down stairs at the Beta Theta Pi house, authorities have said.

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--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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