Hazing News 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, reports.

Pennlive, a sister site of, 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

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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