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Live from New York, Dec. 9

Greetings, Loyal Readers.  It is 8:30 a.m. in New York City, and I have a great view of the skyline from my motel across the Hudson River.  Very excited to be working under esteemed filmmaker Byron Hurt and the accomplished Natalie Bullock Brown on the forthcoming documentary Haze.  The hazing deaths and injuries continue to discourage many of us, but we have to turn that discouragement into probing journalism (for myself, Byron, Natalie) and unrelenting activism (HazingPrevention.org and Stophazing, among others.  All day today, I will keep my friends Mr. and Mrs. Champion, parents of Robert, in my thoughts to do my absolute best.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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