Hazing News

Zach Dunlevy lacrosse death–Limestone athletes required to bring bottle to party. Details still scanty, and articles have included puffball questions by reporters.

Link is here. Reporters have been pretty lax in asking tough questions.

How about these questions?

What does it mean that athletes were REQUIRED to bring a bottle?

Why no arrests for underaged drinking? Why no investigation to see if the party was pre-described as an initiation for the deceased, Zach Dunlevy?

Who threw the party and for what purpose?

Did anyone order Dunlevy to take shots as a rookie?

Were new athletes (rookies) asked to drink more or to drink at all because they were rookies?

What did the coach and athletic director know about past initiations? What have they learned about this one?


This story is many days old, and hard questions have NOT been asked, in my opinion.

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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